Category Archives: Cancellation Watch

Sci Fi TV Status Report: Viacom Changes Could be Early Signs of Peak TV Slowing; Plus the Ratings Results

Is The Peak TV Bubble Reaching Its Limit? A Hollywood Reporter article indicates that the Viacom network of cable channels–which includes MTV, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, the soon to launch Paramount Network, and more–is scaling back on its scripted television output.  This primarily impacts what the article refers to as Viacom’s “niche” stations like CMT, VH1, and TV Land… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: The Gifted Slips But Not Far

FOX’s X-Men tie-in series The Gifted slipped two slots in the scorecard this week as its numbers remain on the low side.  But I don’t see much cause for concern at this point and I believe that show is on track for renewal.  That network’s Ghosted also slipped, but I believe that was due to Thanksgiving week doldrums… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Status Report Update: The Orville Slips But No Cause for Concern

Ratings Results of Interest: On Thursday, FOX’s sci fi comedy The Orville slipped to a 0.9 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic with 3.3 million total viewers (according to the preliminary numbers). But there is no need to be concerned about that one because it has already been renewed for a second season and… Read More »

Will Van Helsing, Ghost Wars, and Superstition Be Renewed or Cancelled?

This ongoing column focuses on shows that currently have a question mark concerning their future. You can see the status of all the currently airing sci fi and fantasy shows at this link. Syfy execs have to consider the Fall 2017 season to be somewhat of a disappointment with only two shows posting at or above a 0.2… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Status Report: The Gifted Should Be Gifted with a Second Season

In this weekly column, I monitor the viewership levels for the currently airing sci fi and fantasy shows as well as their renewal and cancellation prospects. Also check out This Week In Sci-Fi TV on Fridays (sometimes Saturdays), which delivers news and updates on genre television. Ratings Source: The Nielsen Company. The Gifted Should Keep on Giving FOX’s… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Most Shows Remain Steady as Fall Winds Down

There was not much change on the scorecard this week beyond some incidental movement which is what is to be expected at this point in the season. That means that no shows are tanking or making surges at the moment. Agents of SHIELD will be joining the scorecard in a few weeks after it debuts on December 1st,… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Status Report Update: Kevin Probably Won’t Be Saving the World Much Longer

Kevin Probably Did Not Get Enough Episodes: ABC announced yesterday that their new series Kevin (Probably) Saves the World would be getting three additional episodes for its freshman season which is not necessarily good news. Despite Deadline Hollywood considering this a good sign, anything less than an order of nine episodes suggests an unsure future unless a show… Read More »

Will Gotham and Lucifer be Cancelled or Renewed?

This ongoing column focuses on shows that currently have a question mark concerning their future. You can see the status of all the currently airing sci fi and fantasy shows at this link. Both Gotham and Lucifer are shows that pull their source material from DC comics and both shows currently air on the FOX network. Both are… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Status Report: The Inhumans, Ghost Wars, Superstition, and The Shannara Chronicles Move to Cancellation Likely; Stranger Things Ratings Data, and More

In this weekly column, I monitor the viewership levels for the currently airing sci fi and fantasy shows as well as their renewal and cancellation prospects. Also check out This Week In Sci-Fi TV on Fridays (sometimes Saturdays), which delivers news and updates on genre television. Ratings Source: The Nielsen Company. The Network Executioner Sharpens His Ax for… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: A Look at The Exorcist, Dirk Gently, Mr. Robot, and Other Under-Performing Shows

IFC’s Stan Against Evil entered the Scorecard on the low side at Number 21, though that show had to go up against Game 7 of the World Series with its second season premiere last Wednesday. It may improve a bit this week, and its numbers are still okay for an IFC entry. Apart from that, there was not… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Status Report Friday Update: The World Series Slows Down The Flash and More

Several of the early week shows suffered notable drops due to the fact that the World Series carried into a seventh game and captured the attention of a large part of the viewing audience.  On Tuesday, The CW’s The Flash stumbled to a series low 0.7 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 2.0 million… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Renews The Orville for a Second Season

Coming as no big surprise, FOX announced today that the voyage for their sci fi dramedy series The Orville will continue for a second season. That show got off to a strong start ratings-wise when it had two Sunday airings that were boosted by a lead-in from NFL Football. When it moved to its regular Thursday timeslot at… Read More »

Will The Inhumans and Once Upon A Time Be Renewed or Cancelled?

This ongoing column focuses on shows that currently have a question mark concerning their future. You can see the status of all the currently airing sci fi and fantasy shows at this link. ABC’s new superhero series The Inhumans and its veteran fantasy entry Once Upon A Time are currently airing on Friday nights and both shows are… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Status Report: The Orville Scores in Delayed Viewing; A Quantum Leap Revival? and More

In this weekly column, I monitor the viewership levels for the currently airing sci fi and fantasy shows as well as their renewal and cancellation prospects. Also check out This Week In Sci-Fi TV on Fridays (sometimes Saturdays), which delivers news and updates on genre television. Ratings Source: The Nielsen Company. The Orville Sees Notable Delayed Viewing Gains… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Mr. Robot Continues to Drop

USA’s Mr. Robot slipped five slots (from Number 14 to Number 19) on the latest Scorecard as that show’s ratings continue to slip in its fourth season. But that show is seeing decent delayed viewing gains, and its Emmy winning status still makes it an important entry on the network’s schedule. I expect that it will stick around… Read More »