Cancellation Watch: Agents of SHIELD Returns Low, Could Its Days Be Numbered?

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 Tuesday Mar 3rd thru Thursday Mar 5th (analysis and metric definitions below): The Flash (R) CW Tue 3/3 8 PM Rating:… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Strange World (1999)

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 1999 series follows a Special Investigator for the Army, Captain Paul Turner (played by Revolution‘s Tim Guinee), who has been tasked with looking into cases involving the abuses of science.  However, he himself has… Read More »

The Charts: The Last Man on Earth Leads Three Genre Series in the Broadcast Net Top 25 for the Week

Activity in the charts has been pretty uneventful lately, especially for the broadcast network sci fi / fantasy shows.  But this past week saw three genre entries in the Top 25 based on the ratings in the 18-49 demo for the first time since Fall.  FOX’s new entry The Last Man on Earth lead the way on that… Read More »

Netflix Announces Premiere Date for Sense8, Syfy Gets Olympus, Bitten, and Lost Girl on the Schedule but No Word Yet on Haven Season 5.2

Netflix has announced the premiere date for their upcoming sci fi series Sense8 which comes from the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) and  J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5).  June 5th is the launch date for the series and the full twelve episode first season should be available that day if Netflix follows its usual release pattern.  Following is the… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The Last Man on Earth Has a Decent Debut, and Has Generated Some Good Buzz to Start its Run

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 Friday Feb 27th thru Monday Mar 2nd (analysis and metric definitions below): [Updated with Sunday and Monday final numbers] Grimm NBC Fri… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Development: The CW is Working on a Superhero Team Up Series with the Atom, Firestorm, 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. There were not too many development announcements last week, but The CW did release a pretty big one about a potential Arrow/Flash spin-off… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Pulse: Constantine, Haven, Sleepy Hollow, Agent Carter, and More are in Danger of Cancellation. Which Shows Should be Saved?

This week we are changing things up a bit with the Sci Fi TV Pulse poll.  Instead of voting on which shows your are currently watching, cast your votes for the shows that you believe should be renewed for another season.  The shows that I have included in the poll are those that have aired episodes up to… Read More »

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Agents of SHIELD and Once Upon A Time Return, Plus Premieres of Last Man on Earth and Dig

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. Despite several shows being in repeats this week (particularly The CW entries), there is still plenty of sci fi to watch.  ABC’s Agents of… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Agent Carter Goes Out Low, Could Its Fate be Tied to 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 Tuesday Feb 24th thru Thursday Feb 26th (analysis and metric definitions below): The Flash (R) CW Tue 2/24 8 PM Rating: 0.3… Read More »

Cancelled Before It Began: Day One (2010)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. In this television pilot, an apparent alien attack destroys cities across the world and leaves bizarre, black spires standing in their place.  In the aftermath, a group of neighbors band together to find a… Read More »

The Charts: Not Much Change Week to Week as The Walking Dead Continues to Reign

The charts remained relatively stable compared to last week as The Walking Dead continued to reign on the cable Top 25 based on total viewers and on the General Sentiment charts tracking social network activity for the cable shows.  TWD also improved by one rung on the Nielsen Twitter Ratings Top 10.  Gotham improved slightly on the broadcast… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Sleepy Hollow Has a Sleepy Season 2 Exit, 12 Monkeys and Helix Still Struggling

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 Friday Feb 20th thru Monday Feb 23rd (analysis and metric definitions below): Grimm NBC Fri 2/20 9 PM Rating: Preempted | %… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Development: Amazon Picks Up Man in The High Castle to Series; Plus Plans for Dreadstar, Lucifer, Outcasts, 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. Pilot season slowed down the last few weeks, but there were still some pretty big announcements and I’m expecting to hear more over… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Pulse: Agent Carter and Sleepy Hollow Wrap Up This Week. Vote if You Have Been Watching Those and More

This weekly 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 current week.  Please vote each week on which shows you are watching and also feel… Read More »

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Sleepy Hollow and Agent Carter Have Their Finales, Some Shows Taking a Break for the Rest of February

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. This week brings season finales for two shows: FOX’s Sleepy Hollow and ABC’s Agent Carter.  And with both struggling, this could be their series finales… Read More »