The Charts: Extant is Almost Out of the Top 25

By | August 21, 2014

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extant-cbs-cancelledCBS’ freshman series Extant has fallen considerably in the charts since it debuted back in early July.  When that show had its bow on July 9th, it did well enough to rank a the Number 8 slot for the week based on its ratings in the 18-49 demographic and at Number 1 based on total viewers.  Since then it has been mostly downhill, though, and last week it reached the very edge of the Top 25  based on ratings as it fell to the Number 25 slot.  For total viewers, it still has a little wiggle room at the Number 17 slot, but it has continually slipped there as well.  This high profile series debuted to big expectations, but it has not delivered the ratings that CBS surely expected from the show.  In its favor, Amazon is picking up part of the production costs in exchange for exclusive streaming rights, but I’m not sure how much that will factor in to whether this show will receive a second season.  At this point, I’m thinking it is likely CBS would prefer to back out and Amazon may have to foot the entire bill or work out a new partnership if they want additional seasons.

As for the other genre entries in the charts, almost every show dropped last week, though not by a lot.  For those looking for Dominion on the General Sentiment charts, they only track activity across the social networks for shows currently airing new episodes and that series wrapped up its first season two weeks ago.

Here is the full look at chart activity for genre shows for the week of August 11th thru 17th:

Nielsen Twitter Rankings
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Teen Wolf MTV 4 9 Up
Cable Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
The Last Ship TNT 7 4 Down 4.1 4.6
True Blood HBO 14 13 Down 3.6 3.4
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Ratings 18-49
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Under the Dome CBS 10 9 Down 1.5 1.5
Extant CBS 25 22 Down 1.0 1.0
Broadcast Networks Top 25 – Total Viewers
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment Viewers (MM) Prior Week
Under the Dome CBS 7 6 Down 6.9 6.8
Extant CBS 17 11 Down 5.7 5.9
General Sentiment – Cable Channels Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Teen Wolf MTV 3 2 Down
True Blood HBO 5 4 Down
The Leftovers HBO 10 8 Down
The Strain FX 14 16 Up
Outlander Starz 15 11 Down
Defiance Syfy 21 18 Down
General Sentiment – Broadcast Networks Top 25
Series Network Rank Prior Week Move -ment
Under the Dome CBS 9 8 Down
Extant CBS 13 11 Down

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