Even though the ratings results for AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead were down for its season premiere (more on that at this link), it is still performing well compared to that network’s benchmark and it entered into the Scorecard at Number 4. There was not much movement among the other shows seeing as the regular season has mostly wrapped up, but expect to see some shifting once the Summer shows start working their way into the rankings.
The scorecard ranks all of the sci fi & fantasy shows’ ratings performance vs. their network’s ratings benchmark (see definition below). Shows at or above their benchmark should be okay, whereas those slipping notably below are getting into iffy territory.
Scorecard based on the ratings through June 4th (metric definitions below):
|Rank (PW)||Series||Net||Std Avg||Net Bench||% Var||Live+7 Avg Rtg||Status|
|1 (1)||The Walking Dead (O)||AMC||5.39||0.60||798.2%||7.95||Renewed|
|2 (2)||American Horror Story (O)||FX||1.58||0.60||162.5%||3.16||Renewed|
|3 (3)||The Flash (O)||CW||1.06||0.50||112.2%||1.88||Renewed|
|4 (n/a)||Fear the Walking Dead (O)||AMC||1.18||0.60||96.7%||n/a||Renewed|
|5 (4)||The Magicians||Syfy||0.31||0.20||54.6%||0.71||Renewed|
|6 (5)||Supergirl (O)||CW||0.72||0.50||45.2%||1.29||Renewed|
|8 (6)||American Gods||STARZ||0.28||0.20||38.3%||n/a||Renewed|
|7 (7)||Star Wars Rebels (O)||DXD||0.14||0.10||44.7%||0.34||Renewed|
|10 (9)||Into the Badlands||AMC||0.79||0.60||31.5%||1.30||Renewed|
|11 (10)||Son of Zorn (O)||FOX||1.28||0.98||30.2%||n/a||Cancelled|
|12 (11)||Legends of Tomorrow (O)||CW||0.64||0.50||28.8%||1.13||Renewed|
|13 (12)||Arrow (O)||CW||0.63||0.50||25.7%||1.12||Renewed|
|14 (13)||Z Nation||Syfy||0.25||0.20||24.3%||0.42||Renewed|
|15 (14)||Supernatural (O)||CW||0.60||0.50||19.6%||1.07||Renewed|
|16 (16)||Shadowhunters||Free||0.28||0.25||11.2%||0.50||Renewal Likely|
|19 (18)||Stan Against Evil||IFC||0.08||0.08||-4.7%||n/a||Renewed|
|20 (19)||The Librarians||TNT||0.47||0.50||-5.2%||0.88||Renewed|
|21 (20)||Channel Zero||Syfy||0.19||0.20||-5.8%||0.38||Renewed|
|22 (21)||The Last Man on Earth (O)||FOX||0.91||0.98||-7.0%||1.48||Renewed|
|23 (22)||The Good Place (O)||NBC||1.25||1.35||-7.4%||1.91||Renewed|
|25 (24)||MacGyver (O) (F)||CBS||1.08||1.26||-14.9%||1.67||Renewed|
|26 (25)||The Expanse||Syfy||0.17||0.20||-15.0%||0.39||Renewed|
|28 (27)||People of Earth||TBS||0.33||0.40||-18.1%||n/a||Renewed|
|31 (30)||Van Helsing||Syfy||0.16||0.20||-21.3%||0.30||Renewed|
|32 (31)||Ash vs Evil Dead||STARZ||0.16||0.20||-21.5%||0.34||Renewed|
|33 (32)||Once Upon A Time (O)||ABC||0.93||1.21||-23.1%||1.53||Renewed|
|34 (33)||Guardians of the Galaxy||DXD||0.08||0.10||-24.0%||n/a||On the Bubble|
|35 (34)||Vampire Diaries (O) (F)||CW||0.38||0.50||-24.7%||0.75||Ended|
|36 (35)||Legion (O)||FX||0.45||0.60||-25.0%||1.17||Renewed|
|37 (36)||Teen Wolf||MTV||0.22||0.30||-25.7%||0.44||Final Season|
|38 (37)||The 100 (O)||CW||0.34||0.46||-25.9%||0.64||Renewed|
|39 (38)||Making History (O)||NBC||0.67||0.90||-26.2%||n/a||Cancelled|
|41 (39)||The Strain||FX||0.42||0.60||-30.8%||0.85||Renewed|
|43 (40)||iZombie (O)||CW||0.31||0.46||-31.9%||0.65||Renewed|
|42 (41)||The Exorcist (O) (F)||FOX||0.67||0.98||-31.7%||1.09||Renewed|
|40 (42)||The Originals (O) (F)||CW||0.32||0.46||-29.9%||0.61||Renewed|
|44 (43)||Scream Queens (O)||FOX||0.61||0.98||-37.8%||0.96||Cancelled|
|45 (44)||Agents of SHIELD (O)||ABC||0.74||1.21||-39.3%||1.58||Renewed|
|46 (45)||Grimm (O) (F)||NBC||0.80||1.35||-40.7%||1.43||Ended|
|48 (46)||Powerless (O)||NBC||0.70||1.22||-42.6%||n/a||Cancelled|
|50 (48)||Emerald City (O) (F)||NBC||0.69||1.22||-43.5%||1.23||Cancelled|
|51 (49)||Sleepy Hollow (O) (F)||FOX||0.51||0.90||-43.8%||0.94||Cancelled|
|47 (50)||The Leftovers||HBO||0.35||0.60||-42.1%||n/a||Final Season|
|52 (51)||Frequency (O)||CW||0.28||0.50||-44.4%||0.51||Cancelled|
|54 (53)||Falling Water||USA||0.15||0.30||-51.0%||0.30||Renewed|
|55 (54)||12 Monkeys||Syfy||0.09||0.20||-53.3%||n/a||Renewed|
|56 (55)||Time After Time||ABC||0.53||1.19||-55.9%||0.70||Cancelled|
|57 (56)||Twin Peaks||Show||0.09||0.25||-64.0%||n/a||Final Season|
|58 (57)||Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency||BBCA||0.09||0.40||-77.5%||n/a||Renewed|
Rank (PW): Current rank based on the variance of a show’s season to date ratings average vs. its network’s benchmark (see definition below). The number in parenthesis is the prior week’s rank. Note that shows on the streaming services are not included because of insufficient viewership data and foreign imports like Doctor Who will not be included because they rely more heavily on their viewership in their home countries.
Series: (O) indicates the show is owned/produced by the network and/or a sister studio. (F) indicates the show airs on Friday when ratings expectations are lower. These typically just apply to the broadcast networks where they are more of a factor.
StD Avg: The show’s season to date ratings average based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic.
Net Bench: (Network Benchmark) For the broadcast networks, this is the net’s season to date average rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic for non-sports, non-special, non-repeat broadcasts (for FOX, Empire is also excluded because it counts as an outlier). For the cable channels, this is the lowest level at which a show is typically renewed by that network if there are enough genre entries on that channel to provide a decent sample. But note that with cable entries intangibles such as international and/or streaming partnerships can play an important factor in a shows survival and that is not measured here.
% Var: The percent variance between a show’s season to date average and the network benchmark as defined above. The higher the variance, the better a show is performing vs. the benchmark.
Live+7 Avg Rtg: The show’s season to date ratings average based on delayed viewing up to three days past the live broadcast. This data is not available for all shows.
Status: My assessment of the likelihood that a show will get renewed or cancelled. The statuses are Renewal Likely, Renewal Possible, On the Bubble, Cancellation Likely (plus Renewed and Cancelled/Ended)