Category Archives: John J. Joex

Will The 100 and iZombie 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. Neither The 100 nor iZombie have started up their current seasons (the former returns April 24th and the latter returns February 26th), but as CW… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Not Much Change in the Rankings Due to Winter Olympics

With most of the broadcast network shows either in repeats or preempted for the week due to the Olympics, there was very little movement in the Scorecard. Expect the same next week as we will not get back to a regular schedule until Olympics coverage wraps up on Sunday. There was also very little in the way of… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Viewership Numbers for Altered Carbon and The Cloverfield Paradox, The CW Expands Its Schedule, Plus Ratings Results

Netflix’s Latest Two Genre Entries Pull Modest Viewership The streaming services don’t like to share their viewership numbers, but the personal meters that Nielsen families are carrying now give an estimate on the audience size and that company is more than happy to publish those stats. For Netflix’s Altered Carbon, Nielsen indicates that it averaged 1.2 million viewers… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: NBC Renews Midnight, Texas for a Second Season

I guess late is better than not at all as NBC announced yesterday that Summer series Midnight, Texas will be returning for a second season. That series debuted last July to good ratings for a Summer entry and was actually the highest rated of the scripted originals offered by the broadcast networks during the off-season. It also developed… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Counterpart and Falling Water Remain Low, Channel Zero Drops in the Scorecard Rankings

Ratings Results of Interest: With the Olympics now airing on NBC, the broadcast nets are resorting to mostly repeats and/or preemptions of regularly scheduled programming rather than taking the ratings hit. Unless other news of interest comes up, I will be combining the ratings round up with the Scorecard post on Tuesdays until the networks get back on… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Channel Zero Returns Low for Its Third Season

Ratings Results of Interest: On Wednesday, Syfy’s season-long horror anthology Channel Zero had its third year debut (subtitled “Butcher’s Block”) but only managed a 0.09 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic with 378K total viewers which puts it at a series low. That show has received good buzz from the sci fi community and has… Read More »

How Much Longer Before the Arrow-verse Succumbs to Franchise Fatigue?

The CW’s Arrow-verse shows, which started off in 2012 with Arrow, currently dominate that network’s ten hours a week that it programs, but they are definitely in state of ratings decline. Arrow is in its third year of falling ratings, The Flash has slowed by 17% from last year, Supergirl is down by 24%, and Legends of Tomorrow… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The End is Coming to Once Upon A Time

Word broke today that ABC’s fantasy series Once Upon A Time will be ending after its current season. While the news does not come as a huge surprise, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey was talking the show up just last month during the TCAs and claimed the network was “cautiously optimistic” for an eighth season. But now it… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Arrow Continues to Drop

The CW’s Arrow continues to slide in the Scorecard as that show dropped another two slots this week after slipping last week with the first Mid-Season scorecard.  It has been performing at series low levels of late, but it is in little danger of getting cancelled because it airs on the fifth place network.  It’s not impossible that… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Beyond and Falling Water Remain On the Bubble

Ratings Results of Interest: On Thursday, Freeform’s Beyond improved just slightly to a 0.08 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic with 233K total viewers. That show was renewed last year despite low ratings, but it is performing below the numbers that got Stitchers cancelled last Summer, so it remains firmly On the Bubble and… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: A Series of Unfortunate Events to End With S3, Plus Ratings Results

A Series of Unfortunate Events to Wrap Up With Third Season Netflix’s adaptation of the popular children’s book series (loved by adults as well) A Series of Unfortunate Events will end with its third season, but not because of cancellation. The first season of the show, which streamed last January, covered the first four books in the series… Read More »

Call to Action: The Exorcist, Agents of SHIELD, Beyond, and More Could Use a Show of Support from Fans

The ratings continue to fall in Peak TV world as the many shows and viewing options fracture the audience more and more each year.  But the networks are starting to understand that the old school Nielsen ratings no longer accurately reflect the viewership for their shows.  And that offers an opportunity for fans to step up and show… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The First Mid-Season Scorecard Brings Changes, Strong Debuts for Black Lightning and The Magicians

I have compiled the first Scorecard for Mid-Season and the rankings have shifted somewhat. During the second half of the television year, the broadcast network execs will be looking closely at the latest ratings results with much less attention to the Fall numbers (that’s too far beyond their attention spans). Also, the ratings tend to slack off after… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Happy! Gets Renewed, Counterpart and Falling Water Improve

Syfy Will Stay Happy! for Another Season Coming as no surprise, Syfy announced yesterday that their dark fantasy Happy! will be returning for a second season. It’s not quite the “breakout hit” Deadline Hollywood claims it is, but it has been a solid performer for its network. It bowed in December with a 0.4 rating based on same… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The Arrow-verse is Losing Steam

Ratings Results of Interest: All three of The CW’s Arrow-verse shows that aired this week slipped in the ratings and all are currently at series low levels. On Monday, Supergirl slipped to a 0.5 rating based on same day viewing in the 18-49 demographic with 2.1 million total viewers. On Tuesday, The Flash slowed down to a 0.7 rating… Read More »