Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Mars Enters Low in the Rankings But May Still Be Okay

I missed adding Nat Geo’s docu-drama Mars to the Scorecard last week but have rectified that with the latest set of rankings.  It enters pretty low at the Number 23 slot because its same day ratings are off by over 60% from its first season which aired two years ago.  As a benchmark for this one, I am using… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Mars Returns Down, The Walking Dead Hits Mid-Season Low

Ratings results and status updates on all the currently airing sci fi & fantasy shows as well as those still awaiting word on their fates. For the latest ratings updates, be sure to follow the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site Ratings Results of Interest: Last week I whiffed on the Mars ratings results from its debut the prior… Read More »

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Call To Action: Van Helsing, The Gifted, Midnight Texas, Daredevil, and More Could Use a Show of Support from Fans

The Fall season is winding down now and several sci fi and fantasy shows look like they could become victims of the Peak TV crunch.  But the networks are starting to understand that the old school Nielsen ratings no longer accurately reflect the full viewership for their shows,  and that offers an opportunity for fans to step up… Read More »

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Vote to Save Iron Fist, The Gifted, Van Helsing, Legends of Tomorrow, and More

We are in the final stretch of the Fall season and several sci fi and fantasy shows need some help from fans in order to survive for another season. I have gone into detail on the shows that are most in danger in my latest Call to Action post at this link. And below, you can vote for… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of November 26th: Nightflyers Has Its Debut on Syfy

Weekly roundup of science fiction and fantasy shows (as well as movies/specials of note) on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans. Air dates and times subject to change without notice. One more show get a late-Fall debut this week as Syfy’s Nightflyers has its bow on Sunday night. That… Read More »

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Classic Sci Fi TV: The Twilight Zone (1959)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? Hosted by series creator Rod Serling, this classic anthology offered stories with sci fi, fantasy, and horror elements that often acted as cautionary tales commenting on the foibles of human nature. All of this is introduced… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Manifest Remains in the Top 10 in the Rankings

Despite the fact the NBC’s Manifest has been losing altitude the last few weeks ratings-wise, its numbers remain good when compared to the other programming on that network. The show is currently at the Number 6 slot in our Scorecard and has remained relatively stable there. It is performing 24% better than the network benchmark (see definition below)… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: No More Salvation as CBS Cancels the Show After Two Seasons

Coming as no surprise, CBS announced today that its apocalyptic Summer series Salvation has been cancelled after two seasons.  That show returned this past Summer with ratings down by 37% from its first season and I have had it as a Bubble show leaning toward cancellation pretty much since its Season 2 debut.  The only reason that I… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Walking Dead Drops to Series Low, Van Helsing Improves

Ratings results and status updates on all the currently airing sci fi & fantasy shows as well as those still awaiting word on their fates. For the latest ratings updates, be sure to follow the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site Ratings Results of Interest: On Sunday, The Walking Dead slipped to a 1.8 rating based on same day… Read More »

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Streaming Finds: Pushing Daisies, Agent Carter, Origin, and More Shows You Can Binge Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving week is here and after all the turkey and dressing and family time, you may just want to find an excuse to escape from the holiday mirth and binge-watch a good show or two. A four-day weekend (of which you will probably at best get only three days to yourself) will not be enough to binge all… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of November 19th: Season 12 Premiere for Mystery Science Theater 3000, Season Finale for Stan Against Evil

Weekly roundup of science fiction and fantasy shows (as well as movies/specials of note) on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans. Air dates and times subject to change without notice. We get one late Fall premiere this week as Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back on Netflix for its… Read More »

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Retro Sci Fi TV: Space: 1999 (1975)

A look at shows from the past that may not have stood the test of time and/or that are relegated to their era, but many of us still have fond memories of them. What Is It? In this British made series, the Moon gets torn out of orbit Earth’s orbit when a nuclear waste dump erupts in a… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: ABC Renews Agents of SHIELD for a Seventh Season

ABC’s Marvel Universe series Agents of SHIELD has not returned yet for its sixth season (it is scheduled for a late Spring / Summer bow) but the network has already given this one the greenlight for a seventh season.  That comes as somewhat of a surprise seeing as many believed that the upcoming sixth season would be the… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Development: Hulu Will Produce Two Shows Based on George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards Books, Syfy Orders Animated Comedy, and More

And yet more development news this week including an update on what is going on with the television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards books.  Here is the rundown of this week’s announcements. Hulu orders two series based on George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards books Network: Hulu Credits: Andrew Miller (Writer / Executive Producer), George R.R. Martin (Executive… Read More »

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Cancelled Too Soon: Galavant (2015)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. When ABC originally announced that this show would fill in the Sunday timeslot while Once Upon A Time was on its Season 4 hiatus, I have to admit that it did not interest… Read More »

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