Cancellation Watch: Is NBC About to Yank Powerless from the Schedule?

 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. Scheduling Move: This past Thursday, the schedule showed that a new episode of Powerless was set to air as normal.  But instead, NBC elected to run a repeat of their new… Read More »

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Television Networks Need to Partner with Viewers if They Want to Survive Peak TV

Peak TV continues full steam ahead as it appears that we will have more than 500 scripted shows on the broadcast networks, cable channels, and streaming services by the end of the year. For science fiction & fantasy fans alone, there are over 100 airing, returning or upcoming shows, quite a bit to keep up with and the… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: MacGyver Renewed for a Second Season by CBS

CBS announced today that freshman spy fi series MacGyver will be returning for a second season (along with fifteen other shows on that network). The announcement does not come as a huge surprise because the show has regularly placed in the Top 25 for the week based on total viewers (a metric that older-skewing CBS pays more attention… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Midnight Texas Gets Pushed to Summer, The Expanse Continues to Slip

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. Summer Burn-off? NBC’s Midnight Texas, based on the supernatural book series by Charlaine Harris, was originally announced as a mid-season entry, but its premiere has now been pushed all the… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of March 20th: Star Wars Rebel Has Its Season Finale

Disney XD’s Star Wars: Rebels has its season finale this coming Saturday as that show wraps up its third season which has been well received by fans (its fourth season is set to debut in September). Apart from that, it is pretty much business as usual this week which still means there are quite a lot of sci fi… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Renews The Expanse for a Third Season and 12 Monkeys for a Fourth and Final Season

Syfy announced late today that The Expanse has been renewed for a third season.  That show is well loved by its fans, but the ratings have not been great in its second season especially considering it is rather expensive to produce.  It started out the season with a 0.25 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic, decent… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Time After Time and Making History Drop, The Walking Dead Improves, 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 Results of Interest: The weekend ratings are finally available after the Nielsen outage!  (Which I believe was caused by H.G. Wells going back in time to change the results and… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FX Renews Legion for a Second Season

FX announced today that their X-Men spin-off series Legion has been renewed for a second season. The news does not come as a big surprise even though its ratings have been only passable the past few weeks. The show started out with a 0.7 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic, very good for a cable… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Post Delayed Due to Nielsen Technical Difficulties

No ratings results are available past Friday due to a system outage that occurred at the Nielsen facility this weekend when they tried to do an upgrade.  When they finally figure all that out I will post ratings results here and at the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site and also post the latest scorecard. I’m guessing the real… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of March 13th: Premieres for Iron Fist, The Originals, and Into the Badlands

This week brings three more mid-season premieres with Netflix’s Iron Fist (the fourth in the Defenders series) having its bow on Friday (the full first season will be available for streaming), The CW’s The Originals returning for its fourth season the same day, and AMC’s Into the Badlands returning for its second season on Sunday. Apart from that,… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: The 100 Renewed for a Fifth Season, Once Upon A Time Eyeing a Seventh Season

 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. Renewal Announcement: The Happy Net strikes again as The CW announced yesterday that low rated The 100 will be coming back for a fifth season. That show had its Season… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: No Time for Time Travel as Time After Time and Making History Debut Poorly

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. Series Premieres: On Sunday, two new sci fi shows debuted–both time travel themed–though neither of them made much of an impression in the ratings. On ABC, Time After Time could… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of March 6th: Samurai Jack is Back!

This week brings two more mid-season premieres: Genndy Tartakovsky’s acclaimed animated series Samurai Jack returns after ten years for its fifth season on Adult Swim, and the animated Guardians of the Galaxy will be returning (with almost no advance notice) for its second season on Disney XD. Both of those shows will be airing on Saturday nights. Wrapping… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Star Wars Rebels Renewed for Fourth Season, The Expanse Continues to Improve in the Ratings

 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. Renewal Announcement: Disney announced yesterday that their animated spin-off series Star Wars: Rebels will be returning for a fourth season. That announcement comes as no surprise, even though their had… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Powerless is in Trouble, The Spring Slump is Here Already, 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 Results of Interest: On Thursday of last week, NBC’s Powerless slipped to a 0.7 rating based on the 18-49 demographic with 2.3 million total viewers when the final numbers… Read More »

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