Thrones dominates, Being Human gets a bump + 22 other genre shows

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

Two more shows closed out their seasons this week, and both Being Human and Lost Girl managed to close out their seasons with a numbers boost. On HBO, Game of Thrones continued to dominate, and on Thursday night Touch got a viewership spike while Awake kept struggling to find more viewers.

Check out our chart and commentary for more on how your favorite shows are doing in Live + Same Day viewers and rating.



Alcatraz closed out its first season on a low note, leaving many to speculate that season two will never happen. Fox hasn't weighed in yet, though, so if you're a fan, keep wishin' and hopin'.

Being Human (Syfy)1.38 million viewers/0.6

Being Human picked up 100,000 viewers and a tenth of a ratings point for its season finale last Monday. It didn't reach the heights of the series premiere's 1.8 million viewers, or even last year's season finale, but it was still a strong showing. Get set for season three.

Lost Girl (Syfy)1.22 million viewers/0.5

After three straight weeks lingering right around 1 million viewers,Lost Girl got a welcome boost for its finale last week, matching the rating (thought not the viewership) of the season premiere three months ago. It wouldn't be surprising at all to see season two of this series imported from Canada to Syfy next year.


Terra Nova is officially extinct. Netflix backed out and the cast is moving on to other gigs. It was fun while it lasted.



The River is done for the season, and thanks to consistently low numbers it might be done forever. We'll keep you posted on what ABC decides to do with it.


American Horror Story (FX)—SEASON ENDED

No worries for American Horror Story. Season two is on the way, and all we have to do is wait.


The Big Bang Theory (CBS)—REPEAT

The Big Bang Theory took another week off Thursday. New episodes April 26.

Person of Interest (CBS)—REPEAT

Person of Interest also took a week off, and will also return April 26.

The Vampire Diaries (CW)—REPEAT

The Vampire Diaries is still on break. It's back this week.

The Secret Circle (CW)—REPEAT

The Secret Circle's also back this week.

Awake (NBC)2.68 million viewers/0.9/2 share

It seems that Awake might have finally bottomed out. After weeks of dropping viewers, the show posted a small gain Thursday night, but it remained below the 3 million viewer mark and didn't pick up any ratings gains.It's getting harder and harder to image this show surviving.

Touch (FOX)8.17 million viewers/2.3/6 share

Touch also managed to post a gain this week after weeks of losing viewers, but its gain was more substantial than Awake's. The drama picked up a little more than a million viewers in its fifth week on the air, but it couldn't post any gains in either rating or share. It's not much yet, but it's a good sign for a show that's been fighting for weeks to stop its descent.



A Gifted Man is done for the year, and wide speculation that it'll be canceled still hasn't been confirmed or denied by CBS. Fans just have to wait.


Chuck signed off for the last time, and we'll miss it. It wasn't a ratings-heavy program, but boy was it fun.

Fringe (FOX)2.84 million viewers/0.9/3 share

Fringe just can't seem to catch a break. It got a small gain last week, but this week it dropped right back below 3 million viewers once again and dipped below a full ratings point for the second time in four weeks. We hope the show survives, but numbers like these don't make the fight any easier.

Grimm (NBC)4.96 million viewers/1.6/5 share

With just three episodes to go until the season finale, Grimm is on the rise. For the third straight week it posted a gain in viewers, and it also picked up three tenths of a ratings point for another strong Friday night. Let's see if it can keep climbing all the way to the finale.

Supernatural (CW)—REPEAT

Supernatural is still on break. New episodes resume Friday.


Clone Wars ended on a high note. Season five returns in the fall.

Sanctuary (Syfy)—SEASON ENDED

We still don't know if we'll see a fifth year for Sanctuary, but it managed to end its fourth with a nice little numbers spike. For now, we leave it with good news.

Merlin (Syfy)—SEASON ENDED

No more Merlin until season five, but the show had a good year on this side of the pond.

Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz)—SEASON ENDED

Spartacus is done for the year, but it had a good season. Here's hoping Starz thinks it was good enough for another year of gladiatorial awesomeness.


The Walking Dead (AMC)—SEASON ENDED

The Walking Dead ended its second season by shattering cable ratings records yet again. Now we wait to see if season three will be just as big.

Once Upon A Time (ABC)—REPEAT

Once Upon a Time is still on break. New episodes return Sunday.

Game of Thrones (HBO)3.76 million viewers/1.8

Game of Thrones lost a tenth of a ratings point in its third week back, but virtually broke even in viewers. The show continues to dominate Sunday night cable with very little drop-off from the season premiere. Good news for HBO, and for the show's already bright future.