The Changing TV Landscape: Will Sci Fi TV Shows Still Get Cancelled When the New, Better Viewing Models Take Over?

In this series, I have looked at several models of television viewing (at this link), such as Roku, Netflix, and Hulu, that I believe will eventually replace the increasingly outdated advertising and ratings driven broadcast and cable models.  But when this television utopia does emerge where the audience is not required to sit through advertisements for their viewership… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated for Fear the Walking Dead, The Whispers, Dark Matter, and More

The season to date numbers have been updated for the Friday through Monday shows.  These numbers will appear on the Cancelled Sci Fi page for each show (click on the link below to go to the desired page).  For commentary on these ratings results, check out the latest Cancellation Watch posts.  Note that the Live+7 numbers have been updated… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Renews Killjoys and Dark Matter

This breaking renewal announcement came as expected and perhaps the headline should read Space and Syfy renewed the shows.  Syfy partnered with the Canadian Space Channel on both and I understand that they have performed quite well up north.  The numbers in the states have not been quite as good with Dark Matter averaging only a 0.3 rating… Read More »

Sci Fi Cancellation Watch: Defiance and Dark Matter Go Out on a Low Note, Fear the Walking Dead Slips, Plus the Full Ratings Round Up

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. On Friday, Syfy’s Defiance and Dark Matter had their season finales with the former pulling a 0.22 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 1.2 million total… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: CBS Cancels Under the Dome, What Does This Mean for Extant and Zoo?

CBS announced today that their third season Summer sci fi series Under the Dome will be coming to an end when the show wraps up next week.  The network had already mentioned during the TCAs that the dome would be coming down at the end of the season, but they stopped short of saying the show would be… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Development: Agents of SHIELD Spin-Off is Back On, Amazon to Go on a Galaxy Quest, and More

News, updates, and (mostly viable) rumors relating to development of science fiction / fantasy television productions. If you have tips or more info on these or other productions, please pass them along in the comments. Plenty more development announcements and updates on existing projects keep coming out.  Here is a roundup of what I have tracked over the… Read More »

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Guardians of the Galaxy Preview, Plus Finales of The Last Ship, The Whispers, and More

Weekly roundup of science fiction and fantasy shows (as well as movies/specials of note) on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans. Air dates and times subject to change without notice. This week, Disney XD’s Guardians of the Galaxy will have special preview episode on Saturday to whet the appetite… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated for Dominion, Under the Dome, Scream, and More

The season to date numbers have been updated for the Tuesday through Thursday shows.  These numbers will appear on the Cancelled Sci Fi page for each show (click on the link below to go to the desired page).  Note that the Live+7 numbers have been updated for these shows where available.  They are on a 2+ week delay.  The numbers… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Power Rankings: The Whispers Moves to Likely to Get Cancelled While Fear the Walking Dead Enters the Chart in the Unassailable Ranks

This is the final set of Power Rankings for the Summer and we already know the fate of most the shows that have aired over the past three months.  But several are still waiting on renewal/cancellation announcements and I address them in the rankings below.  There has been some movement since the last set of rankings with the… Read More »

Cancelled Before It Began (or Was It): Batgirl (1967)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. With Yvonne Craig passing away this past weekend, it is worth taking a look at the 1967 “pilot” for the Batgirl series she was allegedly supposed to star in.  There is a short,… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated for Teen Wolf, The Last Ship, Dark Matter and More

The season to date numbers have been updated for the Friday through Monday shows.  These numbers will appear on the Cancelled Sci Fi page for each show (click on the link below to go to the desired page).  For commentary on these ratings results, check out the latest Cancellation Watch posts.  Note that the Live+7 numbers have been updated… Read More »

Sci Fi Cancellation Watch: Fear the Walking Dead Kicks Off with a Record Breaking Debut, Plus Defiance is Struggling and the Full Ratings Round Up

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Series Premiere: On Sunday, AMC’s spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead bowed with a 4.9 rating in the overnights for 18-49 demographic with 10.1 million total viewers, which was not… Read More »

Poll: How Much Would You Pay to Pre-Fund a 6th Season of Haven?

Syfy just announced the cancellation of Haven last week (it will air the second half of its fifth and final season in Fall starting October 8th).  This does  not come as a huge surprise (though fans are enraged) because of the show’s declining ratings and the fact that it was the last series hanging on from the early Syfy rebranding days.  But the… Read More »

Poll: Will the Premiere of Fear the Walking Dead Match the Ratings of its Parent Series?

The Walking Dead has been a ratings phenomenon as it has delivered the highest rated scripted television show on all of television in years.  Last season it reached a series high of an 8.7 score based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic and it averaged a 7.4 rating.  By comparison, the broadcast networks were renewing shows that… Read More »

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: From Dusk Till Dawn Has its Second Season Premiere, Plus Lots of Finales Including Falling Skies, Dark Matter and More

New or notable science fiction and fantasy entries on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans. Air dates and times subject to change without notice. This is a busy week as the Summer shows hasten their departure. On new show has its debut this week as El Rey’s From… Read More »