Cancellation Watch: Tracking the weekly ratings and the cancellation prospects of the science fiction and fantasy shows currently airing on broadcast and cable networks.
By John J. Joex
HBO’s Game of Thrones slipped just a bit from the prior week in its third Season 2 episode, pulling a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.8 million total viewers. But that was still more than enough for the show to win the evening among cable broadcasts and this series looks to continue its strong performance throughout its second season. HBO has already renewed it for a third season.
On Syfy, Eureka‘s Season 5 debut delivered ratings about on par with that network’s other scripted series. The Monday night episode pulled a 0.6 rating and 1.8 million total viewers. That rating is the same that Being Human had last week in its season finale, but Eureka pulled 400k more total viewers. This is the show’s final season, though, so the ratings don’t matter too much. And those fans hoping that Syfy might change its mind about ending the series, can take little solace in these numbers. They’re not bad, but nothing to build a strong case for the series to continue.
ABC’s Once Upon A Time was a repeat again this past Sunday.
I will have the full ratings results for all of this week’s shows in the regular Monday column next week, and you can see the status of all of the current season’s shows at out Cancellation Watch page.
Ratings Source: TV by the Numbers