It was a bit of a light week, TV-wise. Many of the shows we've been tracking took a week off, and the new fall series haven't arrived in full force yet. But that doesn't mean we don't have stuff worth talking about. After a record-setting season premiere, Doctor Who took a dip, while Lost Girl got a boost and Dragons had a strong showing for Cartoon Network.
Check out our chart and commentary for more on how your favorite shows are doing in Live + Same Day viewers and rating.
Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — OFF
Warehouse 13 took a week off last week. We'll have a new episode to report on next week.
Alphas (Syfy) — OFF
Alphas also had the week off. We'll revisit it next week.
Grimm (NBC)4.62 million viewers/1.5/4 share
Grimm lost a handful of viewers and a tenth of a ratings point Monday, but it still stayed strong. We'll see how it fares as more shows rise up to compete with it in the coming weeks.
Shows on Hiatus
Being Human (Syfy) — Returns Jan. 14, 2013
Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns 2013
Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON)2.04 million viewers/0.4
Back in early August Dragons got a special two-episode sneak peek on Cartoon Network that drew 2.05 million viewers. Last week, for its official series premiere, the show basically broke even, which definitely bodes well for its future. And considering it already has a 40-episode, two-season order, Cartoon Network thought so too.
Shows on Hiatus
American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October 2012
Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013
Saving Hope (NBC) — ONLINE ONLY
No viewing figures for Saving Hope since NBC opted to move it to online-only airing for the final episodes. In Canada, it's already got a second season order, but at this point we doubt that'll apply for U. S. viewers. If you're a fan, you'll likely have to wait for DVDs.
Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD)—OFF
No Tron: Uprising this week. The season finale will arrive this fall.
Wilfred (FX) — OFF
No Wilfred this week. We'll see how the latest episode did next week.
Show on Hiatus
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — Returns Sept. 27, 2012
Person of Interest (CBS) — Returns Sept. 27, 2012
Touch (Fox) — Returns Oct. 26, 2012
The Vampire Diaries (CW) — Returns Oct. 11, 2012
Lost Girl (Syfy)1.36 million viewers/0.4
Lost Girl just keeps proving that Friday night is where it belongs. This week the show earned its highest viewership since its third episode aired way back on January 30. All that's left is the season-two finale. We'll see if it can climb again.
Shows On Hiatus
Clone Wars (TOON) — Returns September 2012
Fringe (Fox) — Returns Sept. 28, 2012
Merlin (Syfy) — Returns Unknown
Spartacus (Starz) — Returns Unknown
Supernatural (CW) — Returns Oct. 3, 2012
Doctor Who (BBC)1.15 million viewers/0.4
After a record-breaking season-seven American debut, Doctor Who returned this week to a hefty but not disastrous drop in viewers, losing almost half a million between week one and week two. Still, its performance is very strong for a Saturday night show, particularly at a time when college football is ruling the cable airwaves. We'll see how the rest of this handful of episodes fares.
Shows On Hiatus
Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2013
Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns March 31, 2013
Once Upon a Time (ABC) — Returns Sept. 30, 2012
True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2013
The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns Oct. 14, 2012