NBC Renew/Cancel Week 13: The Endgame Should Have An Endgame In Mind


The Olympics have come and gone, meaning that NBC is now returning to its regular programming. This includes the debuts of several new scripted series, the first of which being drama The Endgame. Keep reading for its initial prediction!

Certain Cancellation:
Ordinary Joe (0.33, 0.22-0.52)

Likely Cancellation: 
Kenan (0.31, 0.22-0.37)

Leans Cancellation:
The Endgame (0.46)
Grand Crew (0.33, 0.28-0.40)

Leans Renewal:
American Auto (0.38, 0.27-0.50)

Likely Renewal:

Certain Renewal:
Law & Order: Organized Crime (0.56, 0.49-0.67)
Saturday Night Live (0.94, 0.82-1.04)

Already Renewed:
The Blacklist
Chicago Fire
Chicago Med
Chicago PD
La Brea
Law & Order: SVU
New Amsterdam

Already Canceled/Final Season:
This Is Us

Coming Soon:
Mr. Mayor
The Thing About Pam
Young Rock 

The Endgame: The latest NBC Monday at 10 drama debuted with little fanfare with a perfectly whelming 0.46 debut. That's the lowest rating for a premiere rating in that slot, though that must be taken with a grain of salt, as it also had easily the lowest lead-in rating of any new show in the slot. At this point, 0.46 is far from a disastrous debut for a 10 PM show, with only Chicago PD, Law & Order: Organized Crime and FBI: Most Wanted averaging above that level this season. However, shows in this slot tend to be front-loaded, with big dogs over time. The Endgame doesn't have much room to fall. Prior time slot occupant Ordinary Joe started a half-tenth higher and ended its run with a disastrous 0.21 in the 18-49 demo. History isn't on The Endgame's side, and though it starts in a renewable position, it likely won't be there for long. It LEANS CANCELLATION for now.

The Blacklist: After two seasons of predicting its end, I finally came to the realization that The Blacklist is simply not going to ever end. While that's an exaggeration, the show did, in fact, get a renewal this week, as announced by star James Spader. It's a correct prediction for me.

What do you think of my predictions? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments and vote in the poll of the week!

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