Cancellation Watch: Z Nation Gets Renewed, But is Resurrection Headed for an Early 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. Renewal Announcement:  I haven’s seen any of the major entertainment sites pick this up yet, but on Syfy’s Twitter site they announced yesterday the renewal of their […]

Sci Fi TV Puse: 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 […]

Focus on Fall Sci Fi TV: Constantine

Select previews of this Fall’s upcoming science fiction and fantasy shows. You can see the full schedule of shows at this link.   Constantine: NBC, New Series, Premieres Friday October 24th 10 PM EST. Here is the official description of the show from its website: Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC […]

Cancellation Watch: American Horror Story Gets Renewed, Gotham Gets Full Season Order, The Walking Dead Sets Another Record (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 Sunday and Monday finals and Monday cable ratings) Renewal/Pickup Announcements:  In the latest edition of my Power Rankings which hit on Monday, I said to […]

Sci Fi TV Power Rankings: Arrow is Sure to Get Renewed, Agents of SHIELD is On the Bubble, Forever is Likely to Get Cancelled

We are a few weeks into the Fall season and it has already been a wild one.  FOX’s Gotham debuted strong, ABC’s Once Upon A Time had a surprising reurgence for its fourth season while that network’s Agents of SHIELD is sinking fast.  And then there was that debut of The Flash for The CW which […]

Sci Fi TV Pulse: The Walking Dead Returns for Season 5, Will You Tune in for That and the Rest of the Week’s Sci Fi / Fantasy Shows?

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: It’s Finally Back With New Episodes, The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere Is Sunday

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. The Fall premieres finally slow down this week, but we do get one of the biggest ones.  AMC’s The Walking Dead […]

Live+3 Ratings: Agents of SHIELD Still in the Top 25 Based on That Measure, But Does That Mean Anything?

The networks claim that they will be looking closer at the Live+3 and Live+7 ratings this year which factor in delayed DVR viewings up to 7 days.  Whether these numbers will really factor in to the renewal/cancellation decisions for these shows remains to be seen (or do they just use them to inflate the numbers […]

Cancellation Watch: American Horror Story Returns Strong, Arrow Has Good Season 3 Debut

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: FX’s American Horror Story continues to perform strong for its network as that show’s fourth season (subtitled Freak Show) debuted to a series high with a 3.1 […]

Sci Fi TV Development Report: Twin Peaks to Return, Plus Lost in Space Reboot, an X-Men Series, a Myst Series and More

News, updates, and (mostly viable) rumors relating to development of science fiction / fantasy television productions. Is there any doubt that sci fi /fantasy shows are hot these days on television?  (Maybe too hot based on some of the mediocre final products we have been seeing hit the small screen.)  In just the past two […]

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Extant and Under the Dome Renewed, the Amazon Partnership Was Surely a Factor

CBS has announced the renewals of both their Summer sci fi shows Extant and Under the Dome for a second and third season respectively.  The latter renewal was expected as that show performed well enough during its second season run even if it did not reach the same ratings highs it achieved during its first […]

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