On FOX, Almost Human improved slightly on Monday to a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo with 6.1 million total viewers. Those are still pretty low numbers, but at least it stopped its decline. If it can hold there again next week or even improve a bit, then continue to build on that when it returns January, it might still have a chance. However, my gut tells me that this one is in serious trouble, but I’m going to wait for the January numbers before I start coming down hard on it with the Cancellation Threat levels, because I believe the FOX execs will be doing the same thing considering its late start.
In other ratings news, on Friday Grimm did another bounce-back and pulled a 1.6 score in the 18-49 demo with 6.3 million total viewers as it continues to anchor NBC’s lineup on Fridays. ABC’s The Neighbors is still struggling on that night pulling only a 0.9 rating with 4.2 million total viewers. It’s Fall wrap up is this Friday and that could very well be its final episode as well. The CW’s Nikita continues to fly low, though it did improve slightly to a 0.3 rating with about 850k total viewers. That show’s series finale will be later this month. Also on Friday, Syfy’s Haven pulled another 0.4 score with 1.4 million total viewers as it winds down what could be its final season.
On Sunday, Once Upon A Time improved a bit to a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo with 6.9 million total viewers. That series has its Fall wrap-up next week before going on an extended hiatus until March of 2014. Lifetime’s The Witches of East End was preempted but returns this coming Sunday. On Monday, Sleepy Hollow had a rather tepid Fall finale matching its season low with a 2.2 rating and 6.7 million total viewers. It returns in January to air the final three episodes of its first season (and it has already been renewed for a second season).
Here are the season to date numbers and standings through December 9th for all the shows that have bowed so far (sorted by most likely to get cancelled):
|Series||Network / Airs (EST)||Cancel- lation Alert||StD Rating||StD Eps||Tracking|
|Dracula||NBC / Fri 10 PM||High||1.2||6||Low|
|Once Upon A Time in Wonderland||ABC / Thu 8 PM||High||1.1||7||Low|
|Beauty and the Beast||CW / Mon 9 PM||High||0.3||8||Low|
|The Neighbors||ABC / Fri 8:30 PM||High||1.0||10||Low|
|Revolution||NBC / Wed 8 PM||Elevated||1.5||9||Low|
|Almost Human||FOX / Mon 8 PM||Moderate||2.0||5||Up|
|The Tomorrow People||CW / Wed 9 PM||Moderate||0.7||8||Low|
|Haven||Syfy / Fri 9 PM||Moderate||0.4||12||Low|
|Grimm||NBC / Fri 9 PM||Low||1.5||6||Up|
|Arrow||CW / Wed 8 PM||Low||1.0||8||Up|
|Vampire Diaries||CW / Thu 8 PM||Low||1.1||9||Down|
|Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||ABC / Tue 8 PM||Low||2.9||9||Up|
|Once Upon A Time||ABC / Sun 8 PM||Low||2.2||10||Up|
|Supernatural||CW / Tue 9 PM||Low||1.1||9||Good|
|The Originals||CW / Tue 8 PM||Low||1.0||9||Good|
|Person of Interest||CBS / Tue 10 PM||Low||2.1||10||Up|
|Nikita||CW / Fri 9 PM||Final Season||0.2||3||Low|
|American Horror Story: Coven||FX / Wed 10 PM||Renewed||2.3||8||Good|
|The Walking Dead||AMC / Sun 9 PM||Renewed||6.6||8||Strong|
|Sleepy Hollow||FOX / Mon 9 PM||Renewed||2.7||10||Down|
|Witches of East End||Life / Sun 9 PM||Renewed||0.7||10||Down|
Keep an eye on the Cancellation Watch Twitter Site for the latest ratings numbers, and you can see the current status for all this season’s genre show at this link. And for more information on the ratings numbers and how I determine the Cancellation Alert status of a show, see the Cancellation Watch FAQ.
Ratings Source: TV by the Numbers
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.
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