The Hollywood Reporter's LiveFeed column reported that Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dollhouse both saw their ratings rise on Friday for the first time.
Terminator (3.5 million viewers, 1.2 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) went up 20 percent for the March 13 episode "Today Is the Day, Part 1."
Dollhouse (4.3 million, 1.6 rating) went up 7 percent.
After four weeks of gradual but steady decline, the gain could mean both shows have at least found their midseason bottoms, the column reported.
If Joss Whedon's series can creep up a few more notches, the show will have a fair chance of coming back next fall.