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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of October 30th: Stan Against Evil Has Its Second Season Debut

The Fall premieres have slowed down to a trickle, but they have not quite ended just yet.  IFC’s supernatural comedy Stan Against Evil (starring Office Space‘s John C. McGinley as Stan) returns for its second season on Wednesday. That show will air back-to-back thirty minute episodes like it did in its first season. Still on the horizon for… Read More »

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Why Was Zoo Cancelled and Salvation Renewed?

CBS announced the fates of its two Summer sci fi shows the past week and a half with third year series Zoo getting cancelled while freshman entry Salvation got renewed. The interesting thing about the two decisions is that both shows had similarly low ratings, both shows were owned or co-owned by the network (meaning they keep all… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report Friday Update: The Orville Improves, Kevin (Probably) Saves The World Drops

On Thursday, FOX’s The Orville returned with a new episode after airing a repeat last week and posted a 1.2 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic and 4.2 million total viewers (according to the preliminaries). If those numbers hold when the finals come in, they will be the best ratings the show has seen on… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Preacher Renewed for a Third Season

Word broke yesterday afternoon that AMC’s supernatural series Preacher, based on DC Vertigo comic created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, has been renewed for a third season. The announcement came in the form of a short tweet from showrunner Seth Rogen: Season 3!!!! #Preacher pic.twitter.com/Pdd9RBdkrQ — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 26, 2017 The renewal does not come… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: CBS Cancels Zoo, Renews Star Trek: Discovery; The Walking Dead Returns Down 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 Zoo Will Be Closing CBS announced… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: The Walking Dead Returns on Top

Despite the fact that The Walking Dead‘s ratings are down this season (more on that at this link), it is still the top-rated scripted show on television and it returned to the Scorecard in the Number 1 slot.  I expect it to remain there throughout the season and I also expect a Season 9 renewal announcement in the… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Star Trek Discovery Renewed for a Second Season

Coming as no surprise, CBS has announced that the latest entry in the Star Trek television franchise has been renewed for a second season. Even though Star Trek: Discovery suffered from some behind the scenes shake-ups and production delays before hitting the air, as well as fan grumbling particularly due to the fact that they had to pay… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of Oct 23rd: Strangers Things Has Its 2nd Season Premiere, Channel Zero Has Its S2 Finale

The onslaught of Fall premieres finally dies down this, but there is still one show that will be kicking off a new season. On Friday, the second season of Netflix’s 80’s-throwback paranormal series Stranger Things has its debut. The full season will be available for streaming on that day. Also this week, Syfy’s horror anthology Channel Zero has… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report Friday Update: Gotham Remains Low, Mr Robot Slips

On Thursday, FOX’s Gotham remained at a 0.8 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 2.7 million total viewers (according to the preliminary numbers). But whether that show gets a fifth season or not will likely depend less on its ratings and more on what sort of deal Warner Bros. offers FOX. A repeat of… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: CBS Renews Salvation for a Second Season, No Word Yet on Zoo

Coming as a complete surprise, CBS announced yesterday that its freshman Summer series Salvation will be returning for a second season of thirteen episodes.  That show started out in July with decent enough ratings for a Summer entry, but saw those drop off pretty quickly and it only averaged a 0.5 score based on the overnights for the… Read More »

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