Prime Time Sci Fi TV: It’s Mostly Business as Usual This Week Except for the Much Anticipated Syfy Premiere of . . . Lake Placid vs. Anaconda!

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 no season premieres or finales this week as we get a mostly full slate of shows while the regular season winds down… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: The Fantastic Journey (1976)

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 mid-season 1976-77 entry followed a scientific expedition that gets lost in the Bermuda Triangle and discovers that it is comprised of multiple “timezones” that travelers can pass through via hidden gateways.  Several survivors from the… Read More »

The Charts: As Expected, Game of Thrones Reigns High on the Charts with its Return

HBO’s Game of Thrones had its Season 5 debut on Sunday and not only did it pull record ratings for the broadcast, it also topped almost all the the charts that it appeared on for the week of April 6th to 13th.  It was the Number 1 most watched show on cable for the the week and it… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The CW’s iZombie Looks Good for a Second Season Renewal, but Could The Messengers be This Year’s Star-Crossed?

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 Monday Apr 13th thru Wednesday Apr 15th (analysis and metric definitions below): Note: The Monday broadcast network shows were covered in the… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Revolution will get a “Series Finale” in Digital Comics with Original Writers Involved

TV Insider just broke the news that NBC’s cancelled Revolution will get a series finale of sorts in the form of a four-part digital comic wrap up which will be written by the show’s original writers.  The series producers and Warner Bros. have put this together with DC comics as an effort to resolve at least some of… Read More »

The DVR Skew: iZombie Enters Ahead of The Originals and The 100, Some Live+7 Numbers for 12 Monkeys and Helix

Tracking the ratings for the broadcast network sci fi / fantasy shows factoring in DVR viewing up to seven days past the live broadcast (data is on a three week delay). I now have two weeks worth of Live+7 data now for The CW’s mid-season entry iZombie, and things continue to look good for that show.  Not only has… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Damage Control: NBC Has Not Cancelled Constantine Yet, But It Doesn’t Look Good for the Show

There have been a fair amount of rumors flying around about NBC’s struggling supernatural series Constantine (and yes, I have been retweeting some of them, more on that below), but we don’t have official word on the show’s status just yet.  Buzzfeed’s Kate Arthur first reported the cancellation and then SlashFilm.com ran with that on their site.  They… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Game of Thrones Returns at a Series High; How Do the Spin-Off Rumors Affect the Fate of Agents of SHIELD?

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 Thursday Apr 9th thru Monday Apr 13th (analysis and metric definitions below): [Updated for Sunday and Monday Final Numbers] Vampire… Read More »

Countdown to Cancellation: Resurrection, Constantine, Galavant, and Helix Top the List of Shows in Danger of Facing the Network Executioner

By The Network Executioner Greetings from me, the humble minion of the television networks, and my pet vulture Cuddles!  The end of the season is coming, that time when the networks call upon me to put the ax to those shows that do not draw enough viewers each week.  Only a few short years ago, the networks kept… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Pulse – Season Finale: Vote for Agents of SHIELD, Haven, Constantine, and Other Shows That Have You Engaged

This poll is a way to gauge engagement among sci fi fans relating to the genre TV shows airing for the current 2014-15 season.  The poll only includes shows from this season that have had their debuts or that will be premiering during the month of April (and import shows like Orphan Black and Bitten are not included because their performance… Read More »

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Spring Season Kicks into High Gear with the Returns of Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Lost Girl, 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. Spring season, which comprises the April/May months and is also referred to as “Bridge Season”, has become a big deal for the cable networks… Read More »

First Look at the Summer Sci Fi TV Schedule Which Brings Us Syfy’s Killjoys (Plus a Look at the Late Spring Entries)

Yes indeed, Summer is almost upon us. In just two months, June will be here and the mercury will be rising in the thermometer (do they still use mercury, or is it considered a health hazard these days?). And with the change in seasons happening, the broadcast networks and cable channels are starting to set their schedules for the… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Could the Overall Struggles of the Broadcast Networks Help Agents of SHIELD Survive? 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. Ratings results for the sci fi / fantasy shows airing Monday Apr 6th thru Wednesday Apr 8th (analysis and metric definitions below): Note: The Monday broadcast network shows were covered in the… Read More »

The Charts: The Trickster Helps Push The Flash Up in the Social Media Charts

In an otherwise slow week for sci fi / fantasy shows in the charts, The CW’s The Flash saw a bump in a large part because of Mark Hamill’s appearance reprising his role as The Trickster in last week’s episode (he previously played the character in the 1990 series that starred John Wesley Shipp).  The show managed to crack… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The Last Man on Earth Will Survive Into a Second Season

FOX announced today that their post-apocalyptic comedy The Last Man on Earth which stars Will Forte will be returning for a second season.  The news does not come as a huge surprise, though I expected them to wait until at least the end of April to see how it was trending.  It bowed with decent numbers, pulling a… Read More »