Sci Fi TV Pulse: Will You be Watching the Premieres of Agents of SHIELD, Gotham, Forever, and More This Week?

This weekly poll is a way to gauge engagement among sci fi fans relating to the genre TV shows currently airing for the Fall season.  The poll only includes shows from the Fall 2014 season that have had their debuts or that will be premiering in the coming week (and the BBC America entries that […]

Focus on Fall Sci Fi TV: Person of Interest

Select previews of this Fall’s upcoming science fiction and fantasy shows. You can see the full schedule of shows at this link. Person of Interest: CBS, Returning Series (4th Season), Premieres Tuesday September 23rd 10 PM EST The Season 3 finale of this series brought quite a lot of changes to Person of Interest with Finch and his […]

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Fall Ramps Up With Premieres of Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, Person of Interest 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 it.  Syfy may have gotten things off to an early start with the premieres of Haven and Z Nation, […]

Cancellation Watch: The Ratings for Extant and Haven Improve Slightly, but How Much Will It Help?

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 for the sci fi / fantasy shows airing Wednesday 9/17 and Thursday 9/18 On the Hot Seat: CBS’ Extant had its season finale on Wednesday and its […]

Do the Renewals of Shows Like Hannibal, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Penny Dreadful Suggest Changes in the Ratings System?

Earlier this week, I posted an article suggesting that old system of determining a television show’s success based on the overnight ratings is still firmly in place and working against any of a number of science fiction and fantasy series. However, change is coming. How do I know?  The television industry keeps insisting on it. […]

The Charts: Z Nation Shows Up on the Social Net Charts, but Haven is MIA

Syfy got the Fall season for genre shows off to an early start last week and their new series Z Nation pulled decent ratings and apparently stirred up some buzz on the social nets. That series debuted in the General Sentiment charts at the Number 16 slot which meant that it generated a fair amount of […]

Focus on Fall Sci Fi TV: The Flash

Select previews of this Fall’s upcoming science fiction and fantasy shows. You can see the full schedule of shows at this link. The Flash: The CW, New Series, Premieres Tuesday October 7th 8 PM EST Here is the description from the show’s website: Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist […]

Sci Fi TV in Comics: Bionic Woman Season 4 #1

Due out on or about September 17th: Bionic Woman Season Four #1 Dynamite Entertainment Continuing from the TV series, comes The Bionic Woman: Season 4! Jaime Sommers–THE BIONIC WOMAN–has earned a classic series continuation of her own! Jaime is trying to balance the hope of a normal life with her life as a government agent […]

Cancellation Watch: Syfy’s Z Nation Has Decent Debut, Other Genre Entries Show Improvement

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 Debut: Syfy’s new entry Z Nation had its bow on Friday night and pulled decent if not spectacular numbers.  The show had a 0.5 rating in […]

The Cancellations of Almost Human, Revolution, Star-Crossed, and Dracula Prove Things Have Not Changed Much with the Broadcast Networks

For those who are regular visitors of this site and readers of my Cancellation Watch and Power Rankings columns (and thank your for that), you have heard me go on over the last year or so about how the television landscape is changing and the Nielsens are losing stature as the primary measuring stick for the […]

Sci Fi TV Development Report: Supergirl and Titans Shows from DC in the Works, Plus a New Stephen King Series and an Update on Minority Report

News, updates, and (mostly viable) rumors relating to development of science fiction / fantasy television productions. Supergirl and Titans – Marvel studios seems to own the big screen these days, at least as far as superheros are concerned.  So DC appears intent on going after the small screen as the will have four shows on […]

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Extant Season Finale Plus Bryan Fuller’s High Moon

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. There are two highlights in sci fi TV for the coming week:  Extant has its season finale on CBS (and based […]

Cancellation Watch: It Looks Like Countdown Time for Extant and Legends, Haven Tanks on Thursday Night

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 the Hot Seat: Both CBS’ Extant and TNT’s Legends have been delivering tepid numbers since their debuts this Summer and each show sunk to new lows […]

Focus on Fall Sci Fi TV: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

Select previews of this Fall’s upcoming science fiction and fantasy shows. You can see the full schedule of shows at this link. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: ABC, Returning Series (2nd Season), Premieres Tuesday September 23rd 9 PM EST This show is back for a second season and it bring’s Xena’s Lucy Lawless onboard as a “longtime S.H.I.E.L.D. […]

The Charts: Under the Dome Falls Far on the Charts, Extant Drops Out

Last Summer, CBS was riding high on the surprise success of Under the Dome and not only did they renew that then but they also added another genre entry for this year with Extant.  But neither of those shows has been able to repeat last Summer’s numbers with Under the Dome experiencing significant year over […]

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