11 Lowest-Rated TV Shows of the 2017-18 Season That Have Been Renewed… So Far (Photos)

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Fun fact for TV shows on the bubble: You don’t actually have to have stellar ratings to get renewed. Yes, Nielsen numbers are a big part of the decision-making process when the broadcast networks decide what series to ax and what to keep ahead of their upfront presentations, but they aren’t everything. Each year, plenty of shows with modest viewership squeak by. Scroll through the TheWrap’s gallery to see the 11 lowest-rated TV shows of the 2017-18 season — so far– that got renewed. (Of course we counted “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” here, because of that last-minute NBC pickup). All ratings in this story come from Nielsen’s “most current” data stream, which includes a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available. Least-viewed is first, most-watched last.  And, yes, there are ties.

“Ransom” (CBS): 0.4

“Elementary” (CBS): 0.6

“Madam Secretary” (CBS): 1.0

“Instinct” (CBS): 1.1.

“For the People” (ABC): 1.1

“A.P. Bio” (NBC): 1.1

*”Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox): 1.2

“MacGyver” (CBS): 1.2

“Blindspot” (NBC): 1.2

“Man With a Plan” (CBS): 1.2

“Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC): 1.3

*Canceled by Fox, revived by NBC 1 day later

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