Sci-Fi TV Status Report: The Mist Has A Hazy Start, Preacher Looks Okay, And More

Last Thursday, Spike’s new series The Mist, based on the Stephen King book of the same name, debuted with a 0.19 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic and 684K total viewers. Those numbers seem a little light considering the amount of promotion the show received, but it is hard to gauge because that network has… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: The Mist and Preacher Have Okay Starts

Spike’s new series The Mist debuted with a 0.19 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic, which seems a bit light considering the level of promotion the show received.  Since I don’t have good comparative ratings data for that network, I am wagging out a benchmark of 0.20 for the cabler. That puts The Mist as… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of June 26th: Premieres for Killjoys, Cleverman, and Zoo, Doctor Who Season Finale, and More

The last week of June is definitely an action-packed one for sci fi and fantasy television with three (plus) premieres and two season finales. On Wednesday, Australian import Cleverman returns to Sundance for its second season. On Thursday, CBS animal-pocalypse entry Zoo has its third season bow. And on Friday, Syfy’s Killjoys is back for its third season,… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: Wynonna Earp and Dark Matter Improve, Fear the Walking Dead Drops, and More

Both of Syfy’s Friday shows received some good news from the Nielsens after posting rather tepid debuts the week before. Dark Matter improved to a 0.17 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic (with 662K total viewers), up from its 0.15 debut. Wynonna Earp improved notably to a 0.14 rating (with 567K total viewers), up from its… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Blood Drive Races to Number 15, Dark Matter and Wynonna Earp Improve

As covered in my Friday This Week In Sci Fi TV column, Syfy’s new Grindhouse series Blood Drive had a decent debut last Wednesday, pulling a 0.24 rating based on the overnights in the 18-49 demographic, and that lands it at the Number 15 slot in the Cancellation Watch Scorecard. If that show’s numbers do not slip too… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of June 19th: Premieres for The Mist and Preacher, Season Finale for The Originals

There are two more sci fi / fantasy premieres this week as Summer continues to ramp up. Spike TV’s The Mist, which adapts the Stephen King story of the same name, rolls for its debut on Thursday at 10 PM EST. And on Sunday, AMC’s Preacher, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, has… Read More »

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Cancelled Before They Began: Mission Control, The Machine, Lost Boys and More 2017 Pilots That Did Not Fly

Pilot Season has come and gone and the networks have made their selections on which shows will be joining their schedules for the coming season. But that always means that several pilots get left behind and lose the chance to prove that they could have succeeded as an ongoing series. This year, the networks ordered fewer pilots which… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: Dark Matter and Wynonna Earp Return Low, Sense8 is Still Cancelled, and More

This past Friday, Syfy’s Dark Matter and Wynonna Earp had their season premieres, but both experienced ratings drops from last year. Dark Matter had a 0.15 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic (with 587K total viewers) for its two-hour debut, which was down from its 0.17 average last year. Wynonna Earp only managed a 0.09… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Wynonna Earp Starts Off Near the Bottom

Wynonna Earp and Dark Matter both returned low in the ratings on Friday (more on that at this link), and they also start low on the Scorecard, with the former coming in near the bottom at Number 57 and the latter in the lower half at Number 36. I am starting Dark Matter at Renewal Possible status because its… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of June 12th: Syfy Goes Grindhouse With Blood Drive

This week brings the debut of Syfy’s new series Blood Drive which follows the last good cop in LA who must go on a cross-country race where the cars use blood for fuel. This Grindhouse-like series promises plenty of tongue-in-cheek, B-Movie fun and joins the network’s ever-growing line of original programming. Also this week, Starz’s American Gods has… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: Fear The Walking Dead, Twin Peaks, The Leftovers and More

AMC once had the hottest property on television with The Walking Dead and its spin-off Fear the Walking Dead. Those shows both topped the ratings across the cable channels and broadcast networks at one point and also set off plenty of buzz across the social networks. But that franchise has definitely been on a downswing this past year,… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Fear the Walking Dead Returns High in the Rankings

Even though the ratings results for AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead were down for its season premiere (more on that at this link), it is still performing well compared to that network’s benchmark and it entered into the Scorecard at Number 4. There was not much movement among the other shows seeing as the regular season has mostly… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of June 5th: Premieres for Orphan Black, Dark Matter, Stitchers, and More

The Summer season is ramping up this week with five premieres/returns.  On Monday, Freeform’s Shadowhunters returns for the second part of its second season followed by the Season 3 premiere of Stitchers. On Friday, Syfy’s Dark Matter has its two-hour Season 3 premiere followed by the second season return of Wynonna Earp. And on Saturday, Orphan Black returns… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Netflix Cancels Sense8 After Two Seasons

Netflix announced today that its sci fi series Sense8 will not be continuing to a third season. VP of original content Cindy Holland stated that “after 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end”. The news does not come has a huge surprise as it took almost two years… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Twin Peaks Falls Off the Cliff, Plus the Scorecard

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Ratings Drop: Showtime’s Twin Peaks received no good news from the Nielsen’s this week as that one saw its ratings plummet from its already tepid debut. On Sunday, the show… Read More »

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