Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Scream Will Scream Again as MTV Renews It for a Second Season

MTV announced today that they will bring back freshman horror series Scream for a second season. The announcement does not come as a huge surprise seeing as the show has performed decent so far for its network. I have had it at a Low Cancellation Alert level since it debuted, though I was starting to consider raising the level… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated For Teen Wolf, Wayward Pines, Dominion, and All the Shows Currently Airing

This is my catch up post from the last week and the season to date numbers have been updated for all shows through Monday, June 27th.  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… Read More »

Sci Fi Cancellation Watch: Just For Fun, Let’s Compare Syfy’s Sharknado Week Ratings to Its Scripted Series

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. Read ’em and weep folks, here are the ratings results from Sharkanado Week vs. Syfy’s scripted series that have aired since Fall 2014 (ranked by highest to lowest rated): Series/Movie… Read More »

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: The Springs Shows Have Wrapped Up, But There’s Still Plenty of Summer Sci Fi to Choose From

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. With Warward Pines and The Messengers wrapping up last week, the last of the Spring entries has rolled off the schedule. But there are… Read More »

Sci Fi Cancellation Watch: The Numbers Remain Low for the Broadcast Net Shows Like Wayward Pines, The Whispers, Under the Dome, and Extant

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. Mostly just a rundown of the numbers from the prior week here, but next week I will resume with more detailed analyses.  It is worth noting that most of the… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Development: A Concrete TV Series, Bryan Cranston as a Stop-Motion Animated Superhero, 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. Following are some announcements that came out during Comic Con as well as others that I noticed the last few weeks. Dark Horse… Read More »

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Like It or Not, It’s Here . . . Sharknado Week

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. Yes indeed, this week brings the premiere of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!  But Syfy wanted to throw some chum on the schedule to get… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated for Dominion, Stitchers, Extant, 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.  Also… Read More »

Reduced Posting Schedule Thru August 1st

Just a note that I will be on vacation and traveling over the next few weeks so the site will be on a reduced posting schedule.  I will still try to get the Sci Fi Cancellation Watch post out on time and the ratings results will still be posted at the Sci Fi Twitter Site when available.  Season… Read More »

Cancelled Before It Began: Robotech II: The Sentinels

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. 1985’s Robotech adapted three unrelated anime series (Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada) and redubbed the dialogue to link them together into a multi-generational epic sci… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The Stitchers Renewal Scores a Win for the “Ratings Noise” Shows

ABC Family announced yesterday that their freshman series Stitchers would be coming back for a second season, despite that fact that it is currently averaging only a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic based on the overnights and that it regularly loses a fair amount of the audience of its lead-in Pretty Little Liars.  I have had this… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated for Killjoys, The Last Ship, The Whispers, 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: Teen Wolf and Salem Get Renewed; Dominion and The Strain Start Off Okay

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 Announcements:  Coming as no surprise, MTV announced last week (at Comic Con) that Teen Wolf will be returning for a sixth season.  The show’s numbers are down this Summer,… Read More »

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: This Week on Syfy – Premieres of Geeks Who Drink, Reactor, and . . . Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf

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. Syfy rolls out its two new genre talk shows Geeks Who Drink and Reactor this week on Thursday as they make another attempt at meta… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated for Zoo, Scream, Extant, 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… Read More »