Doctor Who drops, Lost Girl rises + 25 other genre shows

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Dec 17, 2012

It was a bit of a light week, TV-wise. Many of the shows we've been tracking took a week off, and the new fall series haven't arrived in full force yet. But that doesn't mean we don't have stuff worth talking about. After a record-setting season premiere, Doctor Who took a dip, while Lost Girl got a boost and Dragons had a strong showing for Cartoon Network.

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


Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — OFF

Warehouse 13 took a week off last week. We'll have a new episode to report on next week.

Alphas (Syfy) — OFF

Alphas also had the week off. We'll revisit it next week.

Grimm (NBC)4.62 million viewers/1.5/4 share

Grimm lost a handful of viewers and a tenth of a ratings point Monday, but it still stayed strong. We'll see how it fares as more shows rise up to compete with it in the coming weeks.

Shows on Hiatus

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns Jan. 14, 2013

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns 2013


Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON)2.04 million viewers/0.4

Back in early August Dragons got a special two-episode sneak peek on Cartoon Network that drew 2.05 million viewers. Last week, for its official series premiere, the show basically broke even, which definitely bodes well for its future. And considering it already has a 40-episode, two-season order, Cartoon Network thought so too.


Shows on Hiatus

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October 2012

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013


Saving Hope (NBC) — ONLINE ONLY

No viewing figures for Saving Hope since NBC opted to move it to online-only airing for the final episodes. In Canada, it's already got a second season order, but at this point we doubt that'll apply for U. S. viewers. If you're a fan, you'll likely have to wait for DVDs.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD)—OFF

No Tron: Uprising this week. The season finale will arrive this fall.

Wilfred (FX) — OFF

No Wilfred this week. We'll see how the latest episode did next week.

Show on Hiatus

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — Returns Sept. 27, 2012

Person of Interest (CBS) — Returns Sept. 27, 2012

Touch (Fox) — Returns Oct. 26, 2012

The Vampire Diaries (CW) — Returns Oct. 11, 2012


Lost Girl (Syfy)1.36 million viewers/0.4

Lost Girl just keeps proving that Friday night is where it belongs. This week the show earned its highest viewership since its third episode aired way back on January 30. All that's left is the season-two finale. We'll see if it can climb again.

Shows On Hiatus

Clone Wars (TOON) — Returns September 2012

Fringe (Fox) — Returns Sept. 28, 2012

Merlin (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Spartacus (Starz) — Returns Unknown

Supernatural (CW) — Returns Oct. 3, 2012


Doctor Who (BBC)1.15 million viewers/0.4

After a record-breaking season-seven American debut, Doctor Who returned this week to a hefty but not disastrous drop in viewers, losing almost half a million between week one and week two. Still, its performance is very strong for a Saturday night show, particularly at a time when college football is ruling the cable airwaves. We'll see how the rest of this handful of episodes fares.


Shows On Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2013

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns March 31, 2013

Once Upon a Time (ABC) — Returns Sept. 30, 2012

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2013

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns Oct. 14, 2012

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