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Big Bang rides high, Grimm climbs +43 other genre shows

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Jan 8, 2014, 8:44 PM EST (Updated)

Our first batch of midseason premieres popped up this week, and most of them had a pretty nice return.

The Big Bang Theory's first episode of 2014 was pretty much just like all the 2013 episodes: Dominant. Meanwhile Grimm had a very solid first week back and Elementary stayed strong, but Dracula and Atlantis both took falls. 

Next week we'll get many more returning shows, plus some brand-new shows. For now, though, check out the earliest TV ratings offerings of 2013. 

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


MONDAY, December 30

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) -- Returns January 13 

Beauty and the Beast (CW) -- Returns January 13

Almost Human (FOX) -- Returns January 6


Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns January 13

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns March 3

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns January 13

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns June 2014

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns January 13

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns January 6

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Under the Dome (CBS) — Returns 2014

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns 2014


TUESDAY, December 31

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) -- Returns January 7 

Person of Interest (CBS) -- Returns January 7

Supernatural (CW) -- Returns January 14

The Originals (CW) -- Returns January 14

Ravenswood (ABC Family) -- Returns January 7


WEDNESDAY, January 1

American Horror Story: Coven (FX) -- Returns January 8  

Arrow (CW) -- Returns January 15

Revolution (NBC) -- Returns January 8

The Tomorrow People (CW) -- Returns January 15


THURSDAY, January 2

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 19.20 million viewers/5.4/5 share

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The Big Bang Theory was its usual dominant self when it returned for 2014 last Thursday, earning its highest viewership of the season so far and one of its highest viewerships of all time. 

Elementary (CBS) 9.04 million viewers/1.8/5 share

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After slipping a bit with its last episode of 2013, Elementary returned this year to a boost in its key demo score and a steady viewership. It's a good start for what continues to be a hit series.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) -- Returns January 23

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) -- Returns March 6

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) -- Returns January 8

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FXX) — Returns 2014


FRIDAY, January 3

Dracula (NBC) 2.90 million viewers/0.9/3 share

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After an encouraging boost at the end of its 2013 run, Dracula took another drop this week, nearing its lowest levels ever. For a show this big, these numbers are definitely a concern, but it's not done yet. 

Grimm (NBC) 5.68 million viewers/1.5/4 share

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Grimm returned for 2014 with a very nice rebound in both viewers and ratings, putting up very solid numbers to start the show off right in the New Year. We'll see if this trend continues. 

The Neighbors (ABC) -- Returns January 10

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns February 28

Haven (Syfy) — Returns Unknown


SATURDAY, January 4

Atlantis (BBCA) 0.28 million viewers/0.1


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Atlantis took a somewhat sharp drop in viewers this week, hitting its second-lowest audience ever in the U.S. It's still not in worry territory, though, so we'll see if a rebound happens. 

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns Fall 2014

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 19

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, January 5

The Walking Dead (AMC) -- Returns February 9

Once Upon a Time (ABC) -- Returns March 9

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2014

Witches of East End (Lifetime) — Returns 2014

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