Z Nation

Status: Cancelled
Aired: 2014-18, 5 Seasons Totaling 69 Episodes
Series Premiere: September 10, 2014
Network: Syfy
Starring: Kellita Smith, Keith Allan, DJ Qualls, Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang, Anastasia Baranova
Series Website: www.syfy.com/ znation

Description: Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America. Syfy.com




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Why Was It Cancelled? The cancellation of this show came as somewhat of a surprise considering that lower-rated Van Helsing was was renewed by the network in the same season. Z Nation was at series lows in ratings in Fall 2018, but I was thinking that it would still get at least one more season. The show is relatively inexpensive to produce and another year would get it past the eighty episode mark which would make it more attractive for syndication. But Syfy does not own this show and only makes money from the advertising revenue which is driven by the same day Nielsen ratings. Apparently the show’s studio The Asylum was not able to work out a deal with the network to keep it going for another year. But a prequel series is in the works at Netflix titled Black Summer which takes place during the early days of the zombie outbreak. It is possible that The Asylum could try to make a deal with the streaming service to continue Z Nation on that venue, especially if the fifth season concludes on a cliffhanger. I have seen that Z Nation fans were already lobbying for a sixth season, so they should probably direct their efforts towards Netflix to convince that streamer to pick the show up.

2018-19 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Status
10/5/18 1 0.18 0.18 0.5 Renewal Possible
10/12/18 2 0.14 0.16 0.5 Renewal Possible
10/19/18 3 0.10 0.14 0.4 Renewal Possible
10/26/18 4 0.13 0.14 0.4 Renewal Possible
11/2/18 5 0.11 0.13 0.5 Renewal Possible
11/9/18 6 0.12 0.13 0.5 Renewal Possible
11/16/18 7 0.18 0.14 0.5 Renewal Possible
11/23/18 8 0.14 0.14 0.4 Renewal Possible
11/30/18 9 0.15 0.14 0.4 Renewal Possible
12/7/18 10 0.13 0.14 0.5 Renewal Possible
12/14/18 11 0.10 0.13 0.4 Renewal Possible
12/21/18 12 0.10 0.13 0.4 Cancelled
12/28/18 13 0.11 0.13 0.5 Cancelled

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Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
9/29/17 1 0.17 0.2 0.6 0.4 Renewal Possible
10/6/17 2 0.15 0.2 0.5 0.3 Renewal Possible
10/13/17 3 0.17 0.2 0.6 n/a Renewal Possible
10/20/17 4 0.21 0.2 0.6 0.4 Renewal Possible
10/27/17 5 0.16 0.2 0.6 n/a Renewal Possible
11/3/17 6 0.19 0.2 0.6 n/a Renewal Likely
11/10/17 7 0.18 0.2 0.7 n/a Renewal Likely
11/17/17 8 0.17 0.2 0.6 n/a Renewal Likely
11/24/17 9 0.18 0.2 0.6 n/a Renewal Likely
12/1/17 10 0.15 0.2 0.5 n/a Renewal Likely
12/8/17 11 0.16 0.2 0.6 n/a Renewal Likely
12/15/17 12 0.16 0.2 0.6 n/a Renewed

2016-17 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
9/16/16 1 0.30 0.3 1.1 n/a Low
9/23/16 2 0.31 0.3 1.0 n/a Low
9/30/16 3 0.25 0.3 0.9 0.4 Low
10/7/16 4 0.25 0.3 0.8 n/a Low
10/14/16 5 0.26 0.3 0.8 n/a Low
10/21/16 6 0.23 0.3 0.8 0.4 Low
10/28/16 7 0.24 0.3 0.7 0.4 Low
11/4/16 8 0.26 0.3 0.9 n/a Low
11/11/16 9 0.25 0.3 0.9 n/a Low
11/18/16 10 0.20 0.3 0.8 0.4 Low
11/25/16 11 0.29 0.3 1.0 n/a Renewed
12/2/16 12 0.21 0.3 0.7 n/a Renewed
12/9/16 13 0.18 0.2 0.8 n/a Renewed
12/16/16 14 0.25 0.2 0.9 n/a Renewed

2015-16 Season Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
9/11/15 1 0.4 0.4 0.9 n/a Low
9/18/15 2 0.3 0.4 0.9 n/a Low
9/25/15 3 0.4 0.4 1.0 n/a Low
10/2/15 4 0.4 0.4 0.9 n/a Low
10/9/15 5 0.4 0.4 0.9 n/a Low
10/16/15 6 0.3 0.4 0.8 n/a Low
10/23/15 7 0.3 0.4 0.8 n/a Low
10/30/15 8 0.4 0.4 0.9 n/a Low
11/6/15 9 0.3 0.3 0.8 n/a Renewed
11/13/15 10 0.2 0.3 0.7 n/a Renewed
11/20/15 11 0.3 0.3 0.8 n/a Renewed
11/27/15 12 0.3 0.3 0.9 n/a Renewed
12/4/15 13 0.3 0.3 1.0 n/a Renewed
12/11/15 14 0.3 0.3 0.8 n/a Renewed
12/18/15 15 0.4 0.3 1.1 n/a Renewed

2014-15 Season Ratings:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
9/12/14 1 0.5 0.5 1.6 n/a Low
9/19/14 2 0.5 0.5 1.6 n/a Low
9/26/14 3 0.4 0.5 1.1 n/a Low
10/3/14 4 0.5 0.5 1.6 n/a Low
10/10/14 5 0.4 0.5 1.3 n/a Low
10/17/14 6 0.5 0.5 1.6 n/a Low
10/24/14 7 0.4 0.5 1.3 n/a Renewed
10/31/14 8 0.4 0.5 1.1 n/a Renewed
11/7/14 9 0.5 0.5 1.3 n/a Renewed
11/14/14 10 0.5 0.5 1.5 n/a Renewed
11/21/14 11 0.6 0.5 1.4 n/a Renewed
11/28/14 12 0.5 0.5 1.6 n/a Renewed
12/5/14 13 0.5 0.5 1.4 n/a Renewed

29 thoughts on “Z Nation

  1. TenThousand

    bring this show back please… you guys have a gem here and i love it!!!!

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    1. admin Post author

      It was renewed for a second season. That will likely air in the Fall of 2015.

      Reply
      1. Rebecca Bogers

        I LOVE Z- Nation!!! I enjoy it every Friday night, and so does my husband! !! I am so glad there will be a season 3, and I hope there will be many more! !! We love all the actors, and hope to watch Lucy grow up with her daddy! ! Great job SyFy! !!!

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    2. CalebMercy

      Ain’t that the truth, I have been glued to netflix watching it and I am 2 episodes away from finishing season 2 and I really need to see if 10k hits 10k or not.

      Reply
  2. murphysAdick

    Murphy shouldn’t have ran away. now CitizenZ is fucked up and wont be able to guide them b/c he decided it would be good to make all these nukes launch and fuck everyone up. WHY. I hope Citizen Z and his dogeh get saved b/c i dont want them to die, tf happened to mac when he ran after addy? what happened to 10k’s gf (i didnt catch her name the entire season)???? WILL DOC LIVE!? WILL THEY MAKE IT IN TIME TO ESCAPE THE NUKE!? I did some research. the nukes launched have a blast radius of between 1-7 square miles, somewhere in there, the transit van, the one murphy left in, can go a max of 60 mph and he left with like 4 minutes left, so he can possibly escape it if hes lucky, the gang left with like 2 minutes left and can go about 100mph or so, so they would get about 3 ish miles away, and the murderous doctor will go boom. I HOPE FUCKING CITIZEN Z SURVIVES LIKE DAMN

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    1. IHW

      Look at you….. Doing more work and scientific research than the writers of this show..

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      1. admin Post author

        Z Nation is heading into its fourth season which will debut in Fall 2017.

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  3. Brenda

    Saw this show and caught up with all of it so far. I admit it is a plot somewhat like ” The Walking Dead”, but these days the apocalypse seems to be getting everyones attention. I really like this show. I hope to get to see the coming shows as I too was impressed with the effects and the characters of this show. Great Job guys! Lets hope these zombies just get a bit slower in motion. Their movements are so fast i cant see how the humans have time to escape and think at the same time.

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    1. Eunomiac

      “… somewhat like ‘The Walking Dead’…” is where you lost me: Five months later, Brenda remains the special’est person on the Internet.

      Reply
  4. Tom

    Z Nation is everything I want from a zombie show, walking dead does not do it for me at all.

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  5. Thomas

    OMG WHY , why would you end this show I rated this show a 5 on my Netflix you guys could get SO MUCH MONEY if you guys add children more story and action this could be the new walking dead. PLEASE at least make a reasonable ending

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  6. BILL

    I love this show its my favorite show on friday night keep it going and keep the characters ypu have now the herd has been thinned out and the perfect cast is left anybody wants to talk shit about it dont watch it and good for you for giving wimpy citizen z some balls

    Reply
  7. plastic ono dream

    i didn’t like this show at first. but it is really creative and so so funny. the cast is fantastic. the black girl has an incredible body. murphy is the star. great show.

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  8. Michael Lanning

    Z Nation is The Walking Dead with a good sense of humor! Don’t get me wrong, Walking Dead is great, but these characters are CHARACTERS! I loved the origin story episode especially…

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  9. Masembe Linus

    I didn’t like the idea of fast zombies at first but loved the show through it. It’s a great show please produce season 3

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  10. Laura McClurg

    So glad it will be back. What’s not to love. Zombies, arse kicking kids and babes and of course DOC!!! Gotta love him and his sense of humour. (liberty bell scene) “The world has gone to he’ll and yet there’s still that one asshole with a spray paint can”… After the bell bowls down a streetload of zombies…”While we….I’d pay to see that again”!

    LOVE IT!!!!

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  11. chris

    My wife and I make a point of watching z-nation on friday. She and I both look forward to the time together, in front of this good show. PLease keep it. We enjoy the date night.

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  12. Brian Wilson

    I would like to see. Nation.z. Crossover with walking dead season 7?

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  13. Brian Wilson

    I would like to see. Nation.z. Crossover with walking dead season 7

    Murphy. Zombies team up with Rick and carl Grime. On season 7.

    Reply
    1. admin Post author

      The fourth season of this show is on the in Fall 2017 and I expect a fifth year to follow because this has been one of Syfy’s highest rated shows.

      Reply
  14. Ariel Peretz

    I just watched season 1 on netflix I LOVE IT Better than that overrated The walking D
    will Netflix show season 2? this is a great show

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    1. admin Post author

      I assume Netflix will have more seasons at some point, but Syfy’s deals with the streaming services are pretty erratic, so it is hard to say.

      Reply

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