Syfy’s Killjoys has been at series low ratings levels the last couple of weeks and that has caused it to slip notably in the Scorecard rankings. It dropped nine slots from the last set of rankings going from Number 45 to Number 54. But the network already has that one on track for a fifth and final season next year, so it should escape an early cancellation. AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead returned from hiatus this past Sunday with a ratings drop and that caused it to slip in the rankings as well. Not as drastic because it only dropped one slot to Number 4, but that is the first time it has slipped this season since entering at the Number 3 slot. The CW’s The Outpost also dropped, from Number 54 to Number 58, as that show continues to post low numbers in its Summer run. Most of the rest of the movement was just incidental. For the ratings coverage from this past week, be sure to check out our latest Weekly Roundup post.
The scorecard ranks all of the sci fi and 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 rankings based on the ratings through August 12th:
|Rank (PW)||Series||Net||Std Avg||Net Bench||% Var||Live+7 Avg Rtg||Status|
|1 (1)||The Walking Dead (O)||AMC||3.39||0.50||578.0%||5.22||Renewed|
|2 (2)||American Horror Story (O)||FX||1.10||0.50||120.7%||2.47||Renewed|
|3 (4)||The Flash (O)||CW||0.71||0.38||86.4%||1.55||Renewed|
|4 (3)||Fear the Walking Dead (O)||AMC||0.91||0.50||82.7%||1.73||Renewed|
|6 (6)||The Magicians (O)||Syfy||0.26||0.17||54.3%||0.57||Renewed|
|7 (7)||Black Lightning (O)||CW||0.56||0.38||46.5%||0.96||Renewed|
|8 (8)||Supernatural (O)||CW||0.53||0.38||37.9%||0.96||Renewed|
|10 (10)||Supergirl (O)||CW||0.49||0.38||28.6%||0.95||Renewed|
|11 (11)||Happy (O)||Syfy||0.21||0.17||24.3%||0.55||Renewed|
|12 (12)||Riverdale (O)||CW||0.43||0.38||12.4%||0.97||Renewed|
|14 (14)||Legends of Tomorrow (O)||CW||0.41||0.38||7.3%||0.92||Renewed|
|15 (15)||The Expanse||Syfy||0.18||0.17||3.9%||0.40||Renewed|
|16 (16)||Cloak and Dagger (O)||Freeform||0.21||0.20||3.7%||0.55||Renewed|
|17 (17)||The Orville (O)||FOX||1.00||0.97||3.6%||2.15||Renewed|
|19 (19)||Z Nation||Syfy||0.17||0.17||0.5%||0.37||Renewed|
|20 (20)||Arrow (O)||CW||0.38||0.38||-1.2%||0.87||Renewed|
|21 (21)||The X-Files (O)||FOX||0.95||0.97||-1.6%||n/a||Final Season|
|22 (22)||The Good Place (O)||NBC||1.04||1.09||-4.7%||1.95||Renewed|
|23 (23)||The Gifted (O)||FOX||0.85||0.97||-12.0%||2.08||Renewed|
|24 (24)||The Originals (O)||CW||0.31||0.38||-19.5%||0.70||Final Season|
|26 (26)||The Last Man on Earth (O)||FOX||0.76||0.97||-21.3%||n/a||Cancelled|
|27 (27)||Shadowhunters (O)||Freeform||0.16||0.20||-21.7%||0.37||Final Season|
|28 (28)||The 100 (O)||CW||0.30||0.38||-21.7%||0.68||Renewed|
|29 (29)||Stan Against Evil||IFC||0.06||0.08||-21.9%||n/a||Renewed|
|30 (30)||MacGyver (O) (F)||CBS||0.83||1.07||-22.0%||n/a||Renewed|
|31 (31)||Final Space (O)||TBS||0.23||0.30||-22.7%||n/a||Renewed|
|32 (32)||Ghosted (O)||FOX||0.73||0.97||-24.9%||0.60||Cancelled|
|33 (33)||Van Helsing||Syfy||0.13||0.17||-25.8%||0.30||Renewed|
|34 (34)||The Librarians||TNT||0.29||0.40||-27.5%||0.60||Cancelled|
|35 (35)||Mr Robot (O)||USA||0.22||0.30||-28.0%||0.44||Renewed|
|36 (36)||Into the Badlands (O)||AMC||0.36||0.50||-28.5%||0.70||On the Bubble|
|38 (38)||Wynonna Earp||Syfy||0.12||0.17||-30.9%||n/a||Renewed|
|39 (39)||iZombie (O)||CW||0.24||0.38||-37.8%||0.50||Final Season|
|40 (40)||Reverie (O)||NBC||0.48||0.80||-40.0%||0.70||Cancellation Likely|
|41 (42)||Timeless (O)||NBC||0.60||1.09||-45.0%||1.17||Cancelled|
|42 (41)||Salvation (O)||CBS||0.33||0.60||-45.2%||n/a||On the Bubble|
|43 (43)||Colony (O)||USA||0.16||0.30||-45.6%||0.38||Cancelled|
|44 (44)||The Crossing (O)||ABC||0.61||1.13||-46.2%||1.33||Cancelled|
|45 (46)||The Inhumans (O) (F)||ABC||0.59||1.13||-48.0%||1.13||Cancelled|
|45 (47)||Kevin Probably Saves the World (O)||ABC||0.59||1.13||-48.0%||0.97||Cancelled|
|48 (49)||Channel Zero (O)||Syfy||0.09||0.17||-49.0%||n/a||Renewed|
|49 (50)||Ghost Wars||Syfy||0.09||0.17||-49.8%||n/a||Cancelled|
|50 (55)||Preacher (O)||AMC||0.24||0.50||-52.5%||0.50||On the Bubble|
|52 (52)||Agents of SHIELD (O) (F)||ABC||0.52||1.13||-53.5%||1.17||Renewed|
|53 (53)||The Shannara Chronicles (O)||Spike||0.09||0.20||-54.3%||0.30||Cancelled|
|55 (56)||The Exorcist (O) (F)||FOX||0.42||0.97||-56.5%||0.60||Cancelled|
|57 (58)||Once Upon A Time (O) (F)||ABC||0.46||1.13||-59.3%||0.99||Cancelled|
|58 (54)||The Outpost||CW||0.12||0.30||-60.0%||n/a||On the Bubble|
|59 (59)||12 Monkeys (O)||Syfy||0.07||0.17||-61.8%||n/a||Final Season|
|60 (60)||Legion (O)||FX||0.19||0.50||-62.0%||0.47||Renewed|
|61 (61)||Ash vs Evil Dead||Starz||0.08||0.20||-62.5%||5.00||Cancelled|
|62 (62)||Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency||BBCA||0.07||0.30||-76.7%||n/a||Cancelled|
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 or co-owned by the network and/or a sister studio. (F) indicates the show airs on Friday when ratings expectations are lower on the broadcast networks.
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 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)