Cancellation Watch: True Blood Keeps HBO on Top and Teen Wolf Remains Steady

By | June 13, 2012

After HBO has ruled Sunday nights among cable shows for the majority of the past few months with Game of Thrones, True Blood has quickly picked up the torch and run even further with it as it returns for its fifth season.  The Season 5 premiere this past Sunday pulled a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.2 million total viewers.  That was down just slightly from the 3.0 rating that the Season 4 premiere had last year, but still healthy numbers and higher than the 2.0 average that Game of Thrones had for its second season in this same time slot. This puts True Blood in a good position to continue on for more seasons, as long as the cast want to stick with it.

In its second outing in its usual Monday night timeslot (after the special Sunday premiere the prior week), Teen Wolf pulled a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and about 1.8 million total viewers this week.  That puts the show right in line with the numbers it was averaging toward the end of its first season and in little danger of cancellation.

You can see the Cancellation Alert status of all the shows currently airing plus the final results from prior seasons at my Cancellation Watch page. 

Ratings Source: TV by the Numbers

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