Cancellation Watch: Variety Believes Supergirl and Sleepy Hollow are Likely Renewals, Limitless is Too Close to Call; Plus the Scorecards

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. Renewal Prospects: We are just a little over two weeks away from the Upfronts when the broadcast networks will be presenting their schedules for the 2016-17 season (you can see… Read More »

The DVR Skew: Limitless is One of the Few Shows Improving its Standing with Delayed Viewing

The networks have been quick to renew shows this season and I’m sure they will tell you that they are looking at the delayed viewing numbers much closer now and not focusing as heavily on the overnights. But that really is all just netspeak and the truth is that once you factor in DVR gains, the relative standings of… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Grimm’s Sixth Season Will Have Fewer Episodes, Game of Thrones Returns Strong, 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. Shortened Season: NBC recently renewed their long-running supernatural drama Grimm for a sixth season, but last week the network announced that they had only ordered thirteen episodes for the coming… Read More »

Call to Action: 12 Monkeys, Wynonna Earp, and Hunters Could Use a Show of Support

If you have an active campaign to support a struggling sci fi / fantasy show or save a cancelled one, send us the information at cancelledscifi [at] gmail [dot] com and we will pass it along. The Nielsen ratings continue to drive the fate of the shows currently on television (and yes, the networks do look at the… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 25th: Penny Dreadful Season 3 Premiere, Finales for Limitless, Lucifer, and Bitten

Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is back for its third season this week starting Sunday, May 1st.  And several shows are wrapping up this week as FOX’s Lucifer and CBS’ Limitless have their season finales while Bitten has its series finale on Syfy (I prematurely indicated that one was ending a few weeks back, but this is the actual finale).… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Game of Thrones Renewed for Seventh Season, 12 Monkeys Returns Low, Plus the Scorecards

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. Renewal Announcement: HBO announced yesterday that Game of Thrones has been renewed for a seventh season (just ahead of its sixth year debut), something that counts as anything but breaking… Read More »

Cancelled Before It Began: The Veil (1958)

Referred to as “the greatest television series never seen”, this anthology series was hosted by the legendary Boris Karloff and it presented supernatural tales of horror that were allegedly based on actual reported events. Karloff also performed in most episodes, but the TV audience of the 1950’s never saw it because the show never made it to the… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: MTV Renews The Shannara Chronicles for a Second Season

MTV announced today that its first year fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles will be returning for a second season, which does not come as a huge surprise.  Based on the Terry Brooks novels, that show pulled mediocre overnight ratings during its inaugural run, but saw decent gains of sometimes up to 200% in delayed viewing.  While less important… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Orphan Black Returns Down, Outlander and Fear the Walking Dead Slip; 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 Wednesday, Orphan Black had its fourth season debut on BBC America and could only muster a 0.08 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Hit List: Limitless, Damien, and Stitchers Among the Shows On The Bubble

In what has been a wild season so far, the ratings continue to tumble but the networks continue to renew shows as they have apparently decided to white-knuckle it and keep as many familiar faces around as possible during the downward spiral. We have seen the renewals of over two dozen genre entries during the 2015-16 season including… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 18th: Premieres of Game of Thrones Season 6, Deadbeat Season 3, and Time Traveling Bong

The long wait for Game of Thrones Season 6 is almost over as that show returns on Sunday (and it will be interesting to see how it and Fear the Walking Dead battle it out in the ratings).  Also, this week brings us the debut of Comedy Central’s Time Traveling Bong.  Billed as a three-night “event” series which… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Fear the Walking Dead Gets Renewed for a Third Season

In the two-year-old-could-have-predicted-it category comes the “breaking news” today that Fear the Walking Dead has been renewed for a third season.  That was pretty much a given before the show even had its second season bow on Sunday, and its continued ratings success was never much in doubt.  Its numbers are definitely down year over year, but then… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Hunters Has a Modest Debut for Syfy, The Upfronts are Coming, Plus the Scorecards

Series Debut: Syfy’s new series Hunters had its first season bow on Monday and could only muster a 0.16 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 540k total viewers.  That has to be another disappointing debut for that network (Wynonna Earp only saw a 0.2 rating with its April premiere), but it doesn’t necessarily doom… Read More »

Call to Action: Fans of Sleepy Hollow, Limitless, and Agent Carter Need to Make Their Voices Heard Now

If you have an active campaign to support a struggling sci fi / fantasy show or save a cancelled one, send us the information at cancelledscifi [at] gmail [dot] com and we will pass it along. The Nielsen ratings continue to drive the fate of the shows currently on television (and yes, the networks do look at the… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: You, Me, and the Apocalypse Has Been Cancelled, Sleepy Hollow Still Has a Chance, 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. Cancelled:  I have been predicting for a while that You, Me, and The Apocalypse would not be returning to NBC for a second season because it slipped to historically low… Read More »