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Almost Human starts strong, S.H.I.E.L.D. hits low + 42 other genre shows

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Dec 18, 2018, 11:00 PM EST (Updated)

If its premiere numbers are any indication, Almost Human could be one of the season's most successful new series.

The J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi drama premiered on a football-dominated broadcast night to ratings that put it on top of every other scripted broadcast show for the evening. It's a strong start, but now we have to wait and see if it'll last. Meanwhile, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hit another new low (but that doesn't mean it's doomed), The Walking Dead stayed dominant, The Neighbors moved one step closer to what looks like certain cancellation, and Sleepy Hollow showed some resilience. 

Check out the numbers and commentary below to see how your favorite shows are doing in Live + Same Day ratings.


MONDAY, November 11

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 7.03 million viewers/2.6/7 share

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Sleepy Hollow bounced back this week after hitting a low with its last episode. It still ranks as one of the most successul new shows of the season, and it's still holding on to a sizable chunk of its demo score every week. 

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 0.75 million viewers/0.3/1 share

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Beauty and the Beast got a small boost in viewers and held its demo score, but both numbers are still low even for The CW. Unless it can keep climbing, season two might be this show's last.


Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns 2014

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns June 2014

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns January, 2014

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Under the Dome (CBS) — Returns 2014

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns 2014


TUESDAY, November 12

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 6.67 million viewers/2.2/6 share

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dropped yet again to another new low in viewers and demo score. It's become a familiar story, but if you're a fan of the show, don't panic yet. Even with this slip, it's still one of the highest-rated shows ABC has right now. If it keeps falling, start worrying more. For now, just hope it improves. 

Person of Interest (CBS) 12.60 million viewers/2.0/6 share 

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Person of Interest got a boost across the board to improve its November sweeps showing. 

Supernatural (CW) 2.36 million viewers/1.1/3 share 

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Supernatural gained viewers, demo points and a share point this week for its best night since the season premiere. 

The Originals (CW) 2.40 million viewers/1.1/3 share

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The Originals bounced back from a drop to earn its highest viewership ever, and a strong demo score to boot. It's well on its way to a second season if it keeps this up. 

Ravenswood (ABC Family) 1.07 million viewers/0.5

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Ravenswood finally bounced back this week to gain a little bit in the key demo. We'll see if the climb continues.


WEDNESDAY, November 13

American Horror Story: Coven (FX) 4.16 million viewers/2.3

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Coven continued to climb this week to earn its best viewership and ratings numbers in nearly a month. 

Arrow (CW) 3.09 million viewers/1.2/3 share

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Arrow got another boost this week to hit its highest numbers across the board of the season so far. All those new developments are really paying off. 

Revolution (NBC) 5.17 million viewers/1.5/4 share

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Revolution lost a few viewers but actually picked up a tenth of a point in its key demo score for the first time in five weeks. That's not enough to redeem it, but it's a start. 

The Tomorrow People (CW) 1.65 million viewers/0.6/1 share

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The Tomorrow People held in its demo score but picked up a few more viewers. It's not exactly a heavy hitter on The CW right now, but these numbers might be good enough to keep it around. 


THURSDAY, November 14

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 18.30 million viewers/5.2/17 share

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The Big Bang Theory got a very nice boost this week for its best overall numbers since the extremely successful season premiere. 

Elementary (CBS)  8.54 million viewers/1.6/5 share

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Elementary took another drop this week, losing both viewers and demo points to hit its lowest rating ever. It's not in any real trouble yet, though. 

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.72 million viewers/1.3/4 share

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The Vampire Diaries held a solid demo score and gained a few viewers for another good week.  

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) 3.73 million viewers/0.9/3 share

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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland held its demo score and picked up a few viewers, but it's still in a lot of trouble. 

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) 1.33 million viewers/0.3

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Dragons lost both viewers and ratings points, but it's rebounded from slumps before. 

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns 2014

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns 2014

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FX) — Returns Unknown


FRIDAY, November 15

Dracula (NBC) 2.99 million viewers/0.9/3 share


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Dracula had a very weak showing last week, and this week wasn't much better. It basically broke even. We'll see if there's any chance of redemption in the weeks to come.  

Grimm (NBC) 5.81 million viewers/1.6/5 share


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Grimm got a very good boost to both viewers and demo score this week for an episode with numbers much closer to the strong season premiere. We'll see if it keeps up as we head into the holiday season. 

Haven (Syfy) 1.57 million viewers/0.4


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Haven slipped a bit this week, but still had a night as good as or better than most of the episodes last season. 

The Neighbors (ABC) 3.95 million viewers/0.8/3 share


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The Neighbors slipped once again this week to hit a new low in both viewers and demo score. It's been doing that a lot this season, and that's why it looks like season two will be its last. 

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014


SATURDAY, November 16

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns November 23

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 2014

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, November 17

The Walking Dead (AMC) 12.00 million viewers/6.0

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The Walking Dead dipped a bit across the board but still dominated Sunday night cable.

Almost Human (FOX) 9.18 million viewers/3.1/8 share

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Almost Human debuted after a huge football lead-in to very strong numbers, making it the highest-rated broadcast show of the night that wasn't football-related. Next, though, it has to contend with a Monday night broadcast lineup. We'll see how much of its audience will follow it. 

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 6.66 million viewers/1.9/5 share

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Once Upon a Time fell again this week to its lowest viewership and demo score ever. That's bad news, but this show's not done fighting yet.

Witches of East End (Lifetime) 1.61 million viewers/0.5

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Witches of East End picked up viewers but hit a new ratings low. We'll see if it can rebound. 

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2014