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Da Vinci debuts strong, Hannibal holds steady + 42 other genre shows

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Apr 17, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

The late season cable premieres keep coming, and this time it's Da Vinci's Demons' turn to show off.

The new Starz series premiered to very strong numbers Friday, while Spartacus: War of the Damned went out with a bang on the same network. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones set another series high, Being Human got a solid finale, and Cult got the boot.


MONDAY, April 8th

Being Human (Syfy) 1.06 million viewers/0.5

Being Human lost a few viewers but held on to its demo score for a strong season finale, earning it a fourth year at Syfy.

Lost Girl (Syfy) 0.75 million viewers/0.3

Lost Girl dipped for its worst episode of the season so far, but it's still got plenty of room to bounce back, and another season is already on the way.

Bates Motel (A&E) 2.30 million viewers/1.0

Bates Motel dipped again, but its numbers are still very strong. If they keep slipping it might be cause for concern eventually, but A&E's already had enough confidence in it to keep it around another year, so if you're a fan, don't worry too much.

Revolution (NBC) 6.07 million viewers/2.2/6 share

Revolution slipped again for another series worst night, but there's plenty of room for a numbers spike in the coming weeks..

Shows on Hiatus

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns June 3, 2013

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns April 2013

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)


WEDNESDAY, April 10th

Arrow (CW) -- OFF

Supernatural (CW) -- OFF

Shows on Hiatus

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns Fall 2013

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) — Returns Unknown

The Neighbors (ABC) — Returns Unknown


THURSDAY, April 11th

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) -- OFF

Person of Interest (CBS) -- OFF

Elementary (CBS) -- OFF

The Vampire Diaries (CW) -- OFF

Beauty and the Beast (CW) -- OFF

Archer (FX) 1.61 million viewers/1.1

Archer got a big boost to its viewers and its demo score to end its fourth season on a very high note.

Hannibal (NBC) 4.34 million viewers/1.6/5 share

Hannibal held on to its ratings score and almost all of its viewers in its second week, a very impressive feat for a new show. We'll see if NBC thinks that's enough to keep it around.

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013

Haven (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Last Resort (ABC)

Zero Hour (ABC)


FRIDAY, April 12th

Touch (FOX) -- OFF

Merlin (Syfy) -- OFF (Returns May 3)

Spartacus: War of the Damned 1.42 million viewers/0.5

Spartacus got a very nice boost all around for its final episode ever. Now Starz has a new genre-tinged series to push to the forefront.

Grimm (NBC) -- OFF


We figured this would happen, and now it has. The CW has pulled Cult from its schedule after regularly dismal numbers. It was fun while it lasted.

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) 1.04 million viewers/0.4

Da Vinci's Demons got off to a very solid start with its premiere episode, putting up numbers good enough that Starz has already opted for a second season. We hope you like it, because it's not going anywhere for a while.

Completed Shows

Fringe (FOX) — Run ended after five seasons


SATURDAY, April 13th

Doctor Who (BBCA) 0.92 million viewers/0.4

Doctor Who slipped a bit but held on to most of its numbers for another good week.

Orphan Black (BBCA) 0.35 million viewers/0.1

Orphan Black took another big drop this week, but that doesn't mean it's in trouble. We're not the only country interested in it, you know.

Shows on Hiatus

Bedlam (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Clone Wars (TOON) 


SUNDAY, April 14th

Once Upon a Time (ABC) --OFF

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

666 Park Avenue's final four episodes will show up this summer on ABC, then it's done.

Game of Thrones (HBO) 4.72 million viewers/2.4

Game of Thrones got a big boost to viewers and a smaller boost to its ratings this week for its best episode ever. With seven more episodes to go this season, we can't help but wonder how much higher it might climb.

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2013

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2013

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns Fall, 2013