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Doctor Who sets record (again), Atlantis rises + 43 other genre shows

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Jan 2, 2014, 6:11 PM EST (Updated)

Only two shows gave us new episodes this week, but one of them was a very momentous episode of Doctor Who, so we're not complaining.

Last week was the week we finally said goodbye to Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor as the Doctor Who Christmas special, "Time of the Doctor," set another viewership record for BBC America. Meanwhile, Atlantis also got a nice BBC America boost.

Plus, we've updated our show listings below with winter premiere dates for all of our returning shows that will air new episodes between now and the end of March, so take a look to see when your favorites are back. 

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


MONDAY, December 23

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 24

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, December 25

Doctor Who (BBCA) 2.47 million viewers/1.0


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Matt Smith's final bow as the Eleventh Doctor (and Peter Capaldi's entry as the Twelfth) set another viewership record for BBC America on Christmas Day, breaking the record set back in November by Doctor Who's 50th-anniversary special, "Day of the Doctor," by a few thousand viewers. "Day of the Doctor" still managed to edge out "Time of the Doctor" in the key demo score, holding that record by one-tenth of a point, but "Time of the Doctor" is certainly a victor, especially in the Christmas specials area. The regeneration of Matt Smith led to a 72 percent increase in viewers from last year's Christmas episode. Now the long wait until the fall, when we finally see what Peter Capaldi can do. 

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, December 26

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) -- Returns January 2

Elementary (CBS)  -- Returns January 2

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, December 27

Dracula (NBC) -- Returns January 3

Grimm (NBC) -- Returns January 3

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, December 28

Atlantis (BBCA) 0.37 million viewers/0.1


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Atlantis got a nice little post Christmas boost, picking up a few thousand viewers for its most recent episode. It's still holding rather strong for a Saturday cable series. 

Shows on Hiatus

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 19

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, December 29

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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