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Big Bang ends 2013 strong, S.H.I.E.L.D. drops + 43 other genre shows

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Dec 18, 2013, 6:06 PM EST

It was a week of big midseason finales, and some shows did better than others.

Quite a few of the series we follow here signed off for 2013 last week, and the results were predictably mixed. On the good side, there's The Big Bang TheorySleepy Hollow and American Horror Story: Coven. On the bad side, there's Once Upon a Time in WonderlandThe Tomorrow People and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a show that's far from doomed, but which definitely took a somewhat surprising drop with its final episode of the year. 

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


MONDAY, December 9

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 6.65 million viewers/2.2/6 share

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Sleepy Hollow finished its 2013 run with another solid bunch of numbers. It continues to be one of the most successful new shows around, but it's still fallen rather far from its premiere numbers. We'll see if it can maintain this level next year. 

Beauty and the Beast (CW) -- OFF

Almost Human (FOX) 6.05 million viewers/1.8/5 share

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Almost Human got a boost this week for the first time since its second episode. We'll see if its winter finale can bring an even bigger jump. 


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, December 10

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 6.11 million viewers/2.1/6 share

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After a very heartening boost in its last episode, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took a drop this week to its lowest demo score ever. Granted, it was up against some stiff holiday event programming competition, but still, this was supposed to be the big midseason blowout. We'll see if 2014 treats the show any better. 

Person of Interest (CBS) -- OFF   

Supernatural (CW) -- OFF

The Originals (CW) -- OFF

Ravenswood (ABC Family) -- OFF


WEDNESDAY, December 11

American Horror Story: Coven (FX) 3.94 million viewers/2.1

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Coven returned this week with a drop in its demo score, but it's still outscoring both of its previous seasons, so there's no need to worry here.  

Arrow (CW) 3.02 million viewers/1.1/3 share

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Arrow slipped a bit for the second part of its midseason finale event, but it was up against a lot of holiday event programming. We'll see how the new year treats it.

Revolution (NBC) -- OFF

The Tomorrow People (CW) 1.44 million viewers/0.5/1 share

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The Tomorrow People closed out 2013 with a drop in viewers, ratings and share. All three hit a new low. There's no way around it. This series is in trouble. 


THURSDAY, December 12

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 17.68 million viewers/5.1/16 share

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The Big Bang Theory dropped among all the other holiday programming this week, but it's still a powerhouse.

Elementary (CBS)  9.09 million viewers/1.7/5 share

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Elementary gained viewers but lost a little from its demo score in its 2013 finale. Still, it came out strong. We'll see how it does next year.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.44 million viewers/1.1/3 share

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The Vampire Diaries got a slight boost this week in its key demo score, for another strong episode.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) 3.30 million viewers/0.8/3 share

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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland hit a new low with its key demo score this week. It just keeps sinking ... 

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) -- OFF

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns 2014

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns 2014

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FX) — Returns Unknown


FRIDAY, December 13

Dracula (NBC) -- OFF

Grimm (NBC) 4.88 million viewers/1.2/4 share

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Grimm  took a somewhat steep drop for its midseason finale, but the numbers still weren't that bad. It's rebounded from worse before, and it was up against a bevy of holiday programming. We'll see how next year goes. 

Haven (Syfy) 1.25 million viewers/0.4

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Haven lost viewers again but held its demo score for a good finale. We'll see if a fifth season emerges. 

The Neighbors (ABC) 4.04 million viewers/0.9/3 share

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The Neighbors finished 2013 with a small loss in viewers and an even demo score. It's still in a lot of trouble. We'll see if 2013 brings a miracle, or just the end. 

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014


SATURDAY, December 14

Atlantis (BBCA) 0.41 million viewers/0.1


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Atlantis got a nice boost in viewers this week, but held on to its demo score. It's still definitely in good territory, but it's worth keeping a close eye on. 

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns December 25

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 2014

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, December 15

The Walking Dead (AMC) -- OFF

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 6.44 million viewers/1.9/5 share

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Once Upon a Time lost viewers and tied its worst demo score ever for its final 2013 episode. It's still not in too much trouble, though. We'll see how 2014 treats it.  

Witches of East End (Lifetime) 1.74 million viewers/0.6

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Witches of East End got a nice boost at the end of its first season, and a second is already on the way, so we'll see this one again next year. 

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2014