NBC Renew/Cancel Week 8: Young Rock-a-Bye-Baby

Young Rock takes center stage on this week's NBC Renew/Cancel, while a fellow bubble series that recently aired its midseason finale also receives some further discussion.

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation:

Leans Cancellation:
La Brea (0.39, 0.32-0.49)
Young Rock (0.24, 0.22-0.26)

Leans Renewal:
Lopez vs. Lopez (0.29, 0.26-0.31)
Quantum Leap (0.37, 0.33-0.47)

Likely Renewal:
Law & Order (0.48, 0.43-0.60)
Law & Order: Organized Crime (0.47, 0.41-0.62)

Certain Renewal:
Chicago Fire (0.66, 0.58-0.77)
Chicago Med (0.62, 0.56-0.70)
Chicago PD (0.60, 0.51-0.68)
Law & Order: SVU (0.56, 0.50-0.69)
Saturday Night Live (0.76, 0.66-0.90)

Already Canceled/Final Season:
New Amsterdam

Coming Soon:
American Auto
The Blacklist
Grand Crew
Night Court
Untitled Mike O'Malley Comedy 

Young Rock: The premiere of Young Rock was rough so as it is, and things got even more brutal in the second week, slipping from a heavily rounded 0.3 to a 0.2. It's early in the season, but the show is undeniably weakened this time around. That much is to be expected in a move from Tuesdays at 8 to Fridays at 8:30, but there also has to be some sort of limit to how low a show can go before it is canceled. It was never all that strong to begin with, and now it's NBC's lowest rated show and the third-lowest-rated show on TV overall. The show has no syndication potential, as it has only twenty-four episodes, and I'm more confident than ever that the move to Friday will end up being th kiss of death for the show. It continues to LEAN CANCELLATION.

La Brea: This week, La Brea began a 2+ month hiatus, and it did so in respectable fashion. While still not terribly impressive given its lead-in, La Brea bounced up to a 0.43 in the demo, more than a tenth above its performance for the previous episode two weeks ago, and its highest rating since early October. This isn't enough for me to change my outlook on it - a cancellation is more likely than a renewal. The true test for it will be in January, when it has to air behind comedies that will likely draw significantly lower ratings than The Voice. However, heading into the hiatus with a bit of momentum is a good place to be, and I may have to reassess if it can hold strong next year. For now, though, it LEANS CANCELLATION.

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

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