Cancellation Watch Breaking News: AMC Has Renewed Preacher for a Second Season

Word broke today that AMC is renewing its freshman supernatural series Preacher, based on the DC / Vertigo comic book of the same name.  The show has had decent ratings so far in its first season, though it did see its numbers drop notably the last two weeks (possibly due to stiff competition from the NBA finals and… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The Ratings-Pocalypse Continues as the Numbers for the Spring and Summer Shows Not Named Game of Thrones Remain Low

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. The Ratings-Pocalypse officially began during the regular 2015-16 season when we saw numbers across the broadcast networks and cable channels start off at all-time lows in Fall and sink even… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of June 27th: Season Premieres for Killjoys, Dark Matter, Zoo, and Between

This is sophomore week as four second season shows have their premieres over the next seven days.  First up is the CBS animal-pocalypse series Zoo which bows on Tuesday.  Then on Thursday, the little-known (though worth watching) virus-outbreak series Between returns for its second season on Netflix.  And finally, on Friday Syfy’s two space opera imports (from the Canadian… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Agent Carter (2015)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This series followed the adventures of Agent Peggy Carter–first introduced in the Captain America movie–working for the SSR (Strategic Science Reserve) in the years following the end of World War II. It surely… Read More »

DVR Skew: The Final Delayed Viewing Numbers for the 2015-16 Season

Below are the final Live+7 numbers for the 2015-16 season. Not much has changed from the last time that I posted these as the delayed viewing results typically follow the same pattern as the overnights, just with larger numbers (which networks like these days). Of course, Limitless is one of the main exceptions as it saw better than… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Braindead Debuts Poorly, The Last Ship Returns Low, Plus the Ratings Roundup

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. Ratings Results of Interest: Last Monday, the new CBS sci fi / political satire series Braindead had its debut but could only muster a 0.7 rating based on the overnights… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Penny Dreadful Has Ended Its Run With Its Third Season Finale

Showtime’s supernatural / horror series Penny Dreadful had its Season 3 finale last night, and many fans were caught by surprise when a major character died and the episode closed with a very final “The End” preceding the end credits. Series creator John Logan has confirmed that the episode was indeed the last for the show. Allegedly, that… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of June 20th: Finales for Person of Interest, Game of Thrones, and Wynonna Earp

Three shows wrap up this week as Person of Interest has its series finale (ending after five seasons), Game of Thrones has its Season 6 finale (already renewed for a seventh season), and Wynonna Earp has its Season 1 finale (no word on a Season 2 yet).  But then next week three shows are poised to fill the… Read More »

Cancelled Before They Began: Damage Control and Other Shows Not Picked Up During the 2016 Pilot Season

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. The 2016 Pilot season has come and gone and has delivered several pickups that will be appearing on the schedule at some point in the 2016-17 season (more on those at this link).… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Orphan Black Renewed for a Fifth and Final Season

As BBC America’s Orphan Black preps for its Season 4 finale tonight, word broke that the show has been renewed for a fifth year, but that will be its last. This show comes as a partnership with BBC America and the Space Channel up in Canada and has seen its ratings drop off considerably its last two seasons… Read More »

Open Letter to the Broadcast and Cable Networks: How Can We, the Viewers, Best Partner Together with You to Make Shows Successful?

In the current Peak TV environment, there are many, many shows trying to make a name for themselves in an ever more competitive environment. When we viewers find a particular show that we enjoy watching, we want to do what we can to help keep it on the air. In the past, only the viewership of Nielsen families… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Scream Improves, Wayward Pines Continues to Sink, Plus the Ratings Roundup

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. Ratings Results of Interest: On Monday last week, MTV’s Scream improved slightly with its second episodes to a 0.27 rating with about half a million total viewers. Its Season 2… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of June 13th: Braindead Premieres on CBS, Season Finales for Orphan Black and Penny Dreadful

One show kicks off this week while two wrap up their seasons. The new political satire Braindead has its bow on CBS on Monday night, adding one more Summer genre entry to the weekly schedule. And the two Spring shows Orphan Black and Penny Dreadful both have their season finales this week. Another wave of Summer shows begins at… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Limitless (2015)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This series, which acted as a spin-off / sequel to the 2011 feature film of the same name that starred Bradley Cooper, centered around a man who has taken the drug known as… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Hit List: Hunters, Houdini & Doyle are Likely to Get Cancelled, 12 Monkeys, Wynonna Earp, and Stitchers are On the Bubble

We are into the Summer season now with several shows having kicked off already and several more debuting over the next few weeks. There are also a number of Spring shows either still airing or awaiting word on their fate. The Hit List (which replaces the Power Rankings) stack ranks all the currently airing and returning shows based… Read More »