Cancellation Watch Scorecard: A Look Back at the Scorecard Ranking of Last Year’s Shows to Prep for Fall 2016 Season

The Fall 2016 season has begun and we have already had quite a number of season premieres with plenty more on the way (see how to keep up with all of this year’s shows at this link). And of course Cancelled Sci Fi will be putting out the ratings numbers on a regular basis to let you know… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: HBO’s Westworld and NBC’s Timeless Are Among the Five New Shows Most Likely to Succeed this Fall

The competition is stiff for viewers these days with the many scripted shows out there, genre and non-genre, and quite a number of these will not attract a large enough audience to survive. Since 2014, there have been over fifty sci fi & fantasy shows that have lasted two seasons or less and over forty of those were… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Z Nation Returns Okay, Fear the Walking Dead Improves, 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. Series Premieres: On Friday, Syfy’s Z Nation returned with a 0.30 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic and 1.1 million total viewers for its two-hour Season 3… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Hit List: American Horror Story and Son of Zorn Look Good Early, Braindead is Still Likely to Be Cancelled

The Fall 2016 season is official upon us (more on that at this link), but there are still a few shows from this past Spring / Summer season awaiting word on their fate. The Hit List stack ranks all the currently airing and returning shows based on how likely they are to continue for another season and it also includes the most… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of September 19th: The Fall Season Officially Kicks Off with the Premieres of Eleven Sci Fi & Fantasy Shows

This is it! The Fall season officially kicks off this week, and in a big way with eleven premieres of sci fi & fantasy shows. If you haven’t caught up on your DVR queue at this point, hang that up until the Christmas holidays. Because after this week’s debuts, next week throws in five more and then The… Read More »

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The Fall 2016 Season Has Started! Here’s How to Keep Up With Over 40 Upcoming and Returning Sci Fi & Fantasy Shows

The Fall 2016 season is upon us and it is bringing more than forty new and returning sci fi & fantasy shows to television from September to December. That’s practically a full-time job if you want to keep up with all of those shows, and it will be hard to know what is on when and how all… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: The 100, Agents of SHIELD and Five More That Could Be Heading Into Their Last Season

During the 2015-16 season, we saw the ratings slip to all-time low levels, but the networks (especially the broadcast channels) decided to white-knuckle the downward spiral and say “Just Renew It, Baby!” Quite a number of struggling shows escaped cancellation because apparently the networks decided to take as many familiar faces as possible with them into the next… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: The Flash and Gotham Will Make It Past the “Syndication Stretch” and are Guaranteed to Be Renewed This Coming Season

On the broadcast networks, there is a certain mark that shows reach which pretty much assures they will get renewed for another year whether they are pulling good ratings or not. That is when they have completed three seasons of twenty-two episodes each (give or take a few eps). This is what I call making it past the… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Son of Zorn Debuts Well, But Can it Hold Without the NFL Lead-in? 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. Series Premiere: This past Sunday brought us another early Fall premiere as FOX’s He-Man-meets-Millennials animated / live action comedy Son of Zorn had its debut after the football game. It… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of September 12th: Premieres for American Horror Story and Z Nation, Finales for Mr. Robot, Beauty and the Beast, and Dark Matter

This week is pretty much the changing of the guard from Summer to Fall. Almost all of the Summer entries will have wrapped up by the end of the week with the finales for Mr. Robot (USA), Beauty and the Beast (CW), and Dark Matter (Syfy), leaving only Fear the Walking Dead among the Summer shows still on… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: TNT Extends Voyage for The Last Ship to a Fifth Season

TNT had already announced that their post-apocalyptic series The Last Ship would be returning for a fourth season (it wraps up its third this Sunday), but news broke yesterday that it will continue sailing into a fifth year. That news is interesting and it makes me wonder if the show could be targeting its endgame. Its ratings have… Read More »

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Cancelled Before It Began: Them (2007)

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 pilot was produced by Battlestar: Galactica EP David Eick and was based on the graphic novel SIX by Michael Avon Oeming and Daniel Berman. It allegedly aired in 2007, but I never remember… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Fear the Walking Dead Continues to Sink, Plus the Full 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 Sunday, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead slipped yet again to a new series low of a 1.24 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of September 5th: Premieres for From Dusk Till Dawn and Son of Zorn, Finales for Zoo, Braindead, and The Last Ship

Two more early Fall shows have their debuts this week with El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn returning for its third season on Tuesday and FOX’s new live-action / animated crossover series Son of Zorn having its bow on Sunday. That latter show debuts after the Sunday afternoon football game, so consider its 7 PM EST start time… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Killjoys and Dark Matter Both Renewed by Syfy

Coming as no big surprise, Syfy has announced that its two space opera shows Killjoys and Dark Matter will both be returning for a third season.  And it should be noted that the Canadian Space Channel probably had a say in the renewal as well as that network partners with Syfy on both shows and they have been… Read More »

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