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 Tuesday through Thursday sci fi / fantasy shows:
Ratings Turnaround: After several weeks of seeing ratings in the toilet for pretty much all shows on the broadcast networks, the numbers appear to be turning around as the season is coming to a close. On Tuesday, ABC’s Agents of SHIELD improved to a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with six million total viewers, up from last week’s 1.9 score. On The CW, The Originals rose to a 0.8 rating with 1.8 million total viewers, up from its series low last week of a 0.6 score and at its best level since early March. Supernatural pulled a 1.0 rating with two million total viewers which gave it the best rating it has seen in over a month. Person of Interest improved to a 1.9 rating with 11.3 million total viewers which had it at its best level since early February. On Wednesday, Revolution held steady with its last new episode pulling a 1.3 rating with 4.3 million total viewers. It didn’t improve its numbers, but then it also did not drop after having been unceremoniously booted from the schedule for three straight weeks. The CW’s Arrow edged up to a 0.8 rating with 2.3 million total viewers, a score that it has not seen since March. The 100 remained steady at a 0.6 rating with 1.9 million total viewers which is still not great but might just be good enough to get it a renewal if it can hold there or improve. The CW’s Vampire Diaries was the one exception on ratings improvements for that network the last few days as it remained at a low of 0.7 rating with 1.8 million total viewers (based on the preliminaries). I expect to see that one rise over the next couple of weeks, though, as it heads to its season finale.
The networks really hurt the momentum of these shows with all of the repeats and preemptions from the last few months indicating that they really need to rethink their broadcast strategy for the full season. Perhaps they should break up the series runs into two uninterrupted blocks that air in the Fall then Winter/Spring, similar to what AMC is currently doing with The Walking Dead. Then maybe fill the dead space with those limited-run “event” series that have been all the rage of late or other special programming. In any event, the broadcast nets continue to lose ground with the overall television audience while cable shows like TWD, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, and more are drawing record numbers of viewers. And the audience is only getting more fractured every year as more cable channels offer original programming as well as streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.
We already heard that FOX’s Almost Human was sent to the Network Executioner earlier in the week, and more cancellation announcements could be coming at any time with Fridays being when the networks prefer to release that news. Keep an eye on this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for any breaking news. And you can see the current status for all this season’s genre shows at this link, and for more information on the ratings numbers and how I determine the Cancellation Alert status of a show, see the Cancelled Sci Fi FAQ.
Here are the season to date (StD) numbers and standings through May 1st 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||Target||StD Airings||Tracking|
|Once Upon A Time in Wonderland||ABC / Thu 8 PM||Cancelled||1.0||2.0||13||Up|
|Almost Human||FOX / Mon 8 PM||Cancelled||1.8||2.0||13||Down|
|Being Human||Syfy / Mon 9 PM||Cancelled||0.5||0.6||13||Up|
|Star-Crossed||CW / Mon 8 PM||High||0.3||0.7||11||Low|
|Intelligence||CBS / Mon 10 PM||High||1.3||2.0||13||Up|
|Beauty and the Beast||CW / Mon 9 PM||High||0.3||0.7||15||Up|
|Revolution||NBC / Wed 8 PM||High||1.4||1.8||19||Low|
|The Neighbors||ABC / Fri 8:30 PM||High||1.0||1.3||22||Low|
|The 100||CW / Wed 9 PM||Elevated||0.6||0.8||7||Up|
|Believe||NBC / Sun 9 PM||Elevated||1.3||1.8||8||Down|
|Dracula||NBC / Fri 10 PM||Elevated||1.1||1.4||10||Up|
|The Tomorrow People||CW / Mon 9 PM||Elevated||0.5||0.8||21||Low|
|Resurrection||ABC / Sun 9 PM||Low||2.6||2.0||7||Down|
|Once Upon A Time||ABC / Sun 8 PM||Low||2.2||2.0||19||Up|
|Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||ABC / Tue 8 PM||Low||2.4||2.5||20||Up|
|Witches of East End||Life / Sun 9 PM||Renewed||0.7||0.7||11||Down|
|Helix||Syfy / Fri 9 PM||Renewed||0.4||0.6||11||Low|
|Sleepy Hollow||FOX / Mon 9 PM||Renewed||2.6||2.0||12||Up|
|Teen Wolf||MTV / Mon 9 PM||Renewed||0.9||0.6||12||Up|
|American Horror Story: Coven||FX / Wed 10 PM||Renewed||2.2||1.5||13||Up|
|Haven||Syfy / Fri 10 PM||Renewed||0.4||0.6||13||Low|
|The Walking Dead||AMC / Sun 9 PM||Renewed||6.8||1.5||16||Up|
|Grimm||NBC / Fri 9 PM||Renewed||1.4||1.5||19||Down|
|Supernatural||CW / Tue 9 PM||Renewed||1.0||1.0||20||Up|
|The Originals||CW / Tue 8 PM||Renewed||0.9||1.0||20||Up|
|Vampire Diaries||CW / Thu 8 PM||Renewed||1.0||1.0||20||Down|
|Person of Interest||CBS / Tue 10 PM||Renewed||2.0||2.0||21||Steady|
|Arrow||CW / Wed 8 PM||Renewed||0.9||1.0||21||Up|
|Game of Thrones||HBO / Sun 9 PM||Renewed||3.6||2.0||4||Up|
|Warehouse 13||Syfy / Mon 9 PM||Final Season||0.4||n/a||3||Down|
|Nikita||CW / Fri 9 PM||Final Season||0.2||n/a||5||Low|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (of 5)
By: J. T. Krul, Igor Vitorino, Chris Bolson
Don’t miss this exciting chapter in Battlestar Galactica lore as the early origins of Number Six are explored. In developing the next generation of Cylons, getting the models to look human was the easy part. But acting human is another story. Witness the evolution of Number Six as she learns live, to love, and to hate.