ABC Renew/Cancel Week 25: The Company You Keep Makes for Poor Company

This week on the ABC Renew/Cancel, we take another look at one of ABC's lowest-rated new entries as decision time draws closer. Plus, a renewal for one of the network's strongest shows.

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation:
Alaska Daily (0.23, 0.17-0.32)
The Company You Keep (0.25, 0.20-0.29)

Leans Cancellation:
Big Sky (0.25, 0.19-0.31)
Home Economics (0.35, 0.30-0.41)

Leans Renewal:

Likely Renewal:
The Good Doctor (0.32, 0.25-0.39)
Not Dead Yet (0.32, 0.25-0.44)
The Rookie: Feds (0.30, 0.21-0.44)
Will Trent (0.30, 0.25-0.38)

Certain Renewal:
The Conners (0.51, 0.39-0.61)
Station 19 (0.47, 0.39-0.53)

Already Canceled/Ending:
A Million Little Things
The Goldbergs

Already Renewed:
Abbott Elementary
Grey's Anatomy 
The Rookie

The Company You Keep: It's been over a month since I've discussed The Company You Keep, and its ratings have been more or less stable since then. Last week was a notably weak showing for it, hitting a 0.20 - a series low. It does have the excuse that it was Easter, and American Idol was down as well, but it's an undeniably awful showing either way. Its retention of Idol is truly pitiful, hovering between 35-40% most weeks, and it rates higher than just two other shows - Alaska Daily and the already-ending A Million Little Things. I see very little reason for ABC to renew a show that has shown such little promise, and one that has such weak ratings. There is nothing more that they can actually do for it, considering that it has the strongest lead-in they can offer it and gave it a heavy promotional push when the show launched. They probably can't cancel all of their weak shows, but this particular one has very little going for it, and it remains a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

The Rookie: On a more positive note, The Rookie was granted a much-deserved sixth season today. Its growth this season has been phenomenal to witness, as it is extremely rare to see such a middling same-day linear ratings performer transform into such a solid performer basically overnight. The move to 8 PM did wonders for it, and saw an upgrade to a certain renewal prediction, a category it remained in up to the renewal.

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

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