Cancellation Watch: Could Agents of SHIELD Make a Jump to Netflix? Plus, The 100 Continues to Struggle

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: Agents of SHIELD saw a slight improvement this week to a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.4 million total viewers, but […]

The Charts: The Broadcast Net Sci Fi / Fantasy Is Slipping Off the Ratings Charts but Doing Well on Social Net Charts

There are currently only two of the fifteen broadcast network sci fi / fantasy shows in the Top 25 based on the ratings in the 18-49 demographic, and both of those are teetering close to the edge: Once Upon A Time down to Number 22 and Gotham down to Number 25.  But eleven of those […]

About That Nielsen Ratings Glitch . . .

So earlier this month, the Nielsen Company announced that they found a glitch in their measuring system that had resulted in inaccurate reporting of  ratings numbers (going all the way back to March 2014) and of course the many haters of that company (I consider myself more of an anti-fan) screamed foul and demanded a […]

Cancellation Watch: Constantine Has Okay Debut, Resurrection Slips Closer to Death

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: On Friday, NBC shows Grimm and Constantine both had their season debuts and pulled okay numbers, though nothing spectacular.  The former series had its fourth […]

Sci Fi TV Pulse: Will Haven or The 100 Win the Poll for 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 during the current week (and the BBC America entries that debuted […]

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Not Too Many Treats Planned for Halloween Week Beyond a Very Buffy Halloween

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. All the season premieres are behind us now, so this week offers just the usual slate of Fall shows, and none […]

Cancellation Watch: The 100 Has a Low Season 2 Debut and Could Be in Trouble, The Flash and Resurrection Get More Eps

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. Season Premiere: On Wednesday, The CW’s The 100 returned for its second season but bowed to some pretty tepid numbers.  The show could only pull a 0.5 […]

The Charts: The Walking Dead Walks Tall in the Charts Again

In the second week of its fifth season, The Walking Dead continued to dominate in the charts as expected.  It topped the cable charts for total viewers and the General Sentiment charts tracking social network activity, and it slipped one notch in the Nielsen Twitter Ratings to the Number 2 slot.  And even a repeat […]

Sci Fi TV Development Report: Syfy to Adapt Dark Matter Comics, MST3K Stars to Re-Unite in New Series, Plus a Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series 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. And I thought the ten development projects that I covered in my previous column were a lot, this time around there […]

Cancellation Watch: Z Nation Gets Renewed, But is Resurrection Headed for an Early Death? (Updated)

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. Updated for Monday Final Ratings Renewal Announcement:  I haven’s seen any of the major entertainment sites pick this up yet, but on Syfy’s Twitter site they announced […]

Sci Fi TV Pulse: The 100 and Grimm Return This Week and Constantine Has Its Bow, Will You Be Tuning In?

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 during the current week (and the BBC America entries that debuted […]

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Lifetime Cancels The Lottery, But Will Anyone Notice?

Lifetime announced yesterday that they were cancelling their Summer series The Lottery after one season.  What’s that you say?  What was The Lottery?  Well apparently quite a few people did not know it existed.  It was a dystopian show with a similar premise to the movie Children of Men where women across the world have […]

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Constantine Debuts This Week, Plus the Returns of Grimm and The 100

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. Believe it or not, there are still more Fall premieres this coming week.  NBC’s new series Constantine has its bow on […]

Cancellation Watch: The Flash Accelerates Past Most Other Tuesday thru Thursday Sci Fi Shows

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 Win: Never thought I would have been saying this, but a CW show was the highest rated genre show on the broadcast nets for the past […]

The Charts: The Walking Dead Tops Pretty Much Everything, And American Horror Story Also Charted Well

This column was delayed because chart data for the broadcast nets was running late this week due to those Nielsen adjustments (which are pretty minor), but that’s not the big story from the week of October 6th thru 12th.  Instead, The Walking Dead gets the headline as it returned for its fifth season with record ratings […]

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