Cancellation Watch: Warehouse 13 and Alphas Drop in Their Second Weeks

By | August 1, 2012

Syfy’s scripted shows Warehouse 13 and Alphas both experienced notable drops in their numbers during their second weeks of the current Summer season.  Warehouse 13 slipped to a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.67 million viewers, down from the 0.8 and 2.1 million viewers it had for its Season 4 premiere.  Alphas stepped down to a 0.5 rating and 1.35 million total viewers, down from its Season 2 premiere of a 0.6 rating and 1.7 million total viewers.  A drop after a show’s season premiere is pretty  much expected, but both shows saw a pretty significant declines in their total viewers.  This could likely be a factor of running against the Olympics, which have been pulling record ratings over on NBC so far.  But it wouldn’t hurt the peacock network, which owns Syfy, to run a few plugs for these two shows to help bolster them in the coming weeks.

Not needing the Olympics excuse this week were HBO’s True Blood and MTV’s Teen Wolf with the former remaining steady in the ratings and the latter improving.  True Blood stayed firm at a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo with 4.6 total viewers and won Sunday night among cable shows again.  Teen Wolf improved its numbers for a second week in a row (after taking a hit during the Viacom/DirecTV feud), pulling a 0.7 rating and 1.6 million viewers.  

Last Thursday, Saving Hope actually improved its rating to a 0.6 ratings but slipped a bit in total viewers to 2.86 million vs. 3 million the prior week.  And on Comedy Central, Futurama stayed level at a 0.6 rating with 1.2 million total viewers. 

Falling Skies took a break this past Sunday, but returns next week for the final stretch of its second season.  There’s still no word on a renewal for this one, but all expectations are that TNT will bring it back.

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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