Cancelled Sci Fi Terms

Following are explanations of various terms used throughout this site:

Sci Fi TV Ratings Definitions:

These are the stats tracked on the Sci Fi TV Ratings Page.

Rating: Overnight rating in the 18-49 demographic for same day viewing based on the final numbers unless otherwise noted

% Chng PW: The percentage change +/- for this week’s rating vs. last week’s rating.

Tot Viewers: Estimated total viewers (age 2+) to tune in to the episode for same day viewing.

StD Rating: Season to date average for the rating metric tracked above.

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.

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)


Season To Date Ratings Metric Definitions:

These numbers (when available) are posted on the pages for each show (see the list of series pages at this link)

StD: Season to Date

Live + SD Rating: The overnight ratings in the 18-49 demographic for the live broadcast of a show or any delayed viewings that occurred that Same Day.

StD Avg: Season to date average of the Live + SD rating above.

Tot Vwrs:  Total viewers (age 2 and up) that watched the broadcast live or on DVR the same day.

Live + 7 Rating: The rating in the 18-49 demographic based on the live broadcast and delayed viewing up to seven days later.

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)

(R):  Repeat episode