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Dracula starts strong, Walking Dead stays high + 41 other genre shows

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Oct 30, 2013

Dracula's back, and people still love watching him.

The latest incarnation of the count debuted on NBC this week, and easily won its Friday night timeslot. Meanwhile Grimm returned to strong numbers, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland continued to slide, and The Walking Dead kept right on devouring the competition. 

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


MONDAY, October 21

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) -- OFF

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 0.82 million viewers/0.3/2 share

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Beauty and the Beast slipped to a new viewership low this week, but kept its demo score steady. If the slide continues, we might not have this show next year.


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, October 22

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 7.39 million viewers/2.7/8 share

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. slipped once again to a new ratings and viewership low. It was still good enough to put it in third place on a very competitive night, but if it keeps dropping viewers it could be in trouble.

Person of Interest (CBS) 13.17 million viewers/2.2/6 share 

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Person of Interest had its best night of the season, holding its solid demo score and climbing past 13 million viewers.

Supernatural (CW) 2.34 million viewers/1.1/3 share 

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Supernatural boosted its viewers and demo score this week for another solid episode that proves it's got plenty of life even after nearly a decade on the air.

The Originals (CW) 2.23 million viewers/0.9/3 share

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The Originals held steady in its viewers but dropped a bit off its demo score this week. It's still doing relatively well for a CW show, but it could do better. 

Ravenswood (ABC Family) 2.11 million viewers/0.9

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ABC Family's new supernaturally-tinged drama lost some of the steam of its lead-in (and the show it's spinning off from), Pretty Little Liars, but still put up a strong performance in its key demographic. We'll see if it can keep those numbers up.


WEDNESDAY, October 23

American Horror Story: Coven (FX) 3.77 million viewers/2.1

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Coven continued to lose viewers and ratings after its record-setting series premiere this week, but this episode still performed better than every episode in the past two seasons except the season-two premiere, and was good enough to finish second in the Wednesday cable ratings.There's no reason to worry about American Horror Story for the moment.

Arrow (CW) 2.89 million viewers/0.9/3 share

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Arrow slipped a little bit this week but still put up largely solid numbers. 

Revolution (NBC) 5.04 million viewers/1.4/4 share

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Revolution took yet another drop this week to hit another new viewership low. It did manage to hold off drops in its demo score, and that's something, but right now this show is teetering, and it falls much further, it could be tough to save.

The Tomorrow People (CW) 1.92 million viewers/0.7/2 share

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The Tomorrow People dropped across the board again this week, but it's not in any real trouble yet. It's still performing relatively well for a show on its network.


THURSDAY, October 24

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 16.98 million viewers/5.2/16 share

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The Big Bang Theory slipped to a season low this week, but it's still a dominant Thursday-night presence.

Elementary (CBS) 8.72 million viewers/1.8/5 share

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Elementary bounced back from a low week to post some solid numbers. 

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.63 million viewers/1.3/3 share

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The Vampire Diaries lost a few viewers this week but kept up its strong demo score. This show continues to be one of its network's most reliable assets. 

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) 4.38 million viewers/1.1/4 share

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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland took yet another drop this week. It's not dead yet, but if these numbers continue it certainly looks primed to join Last Resort and Zero Hour on the list of ABC shows that kick off Thursday night and then meet a very early end. 

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) 1.24 million viewers/0.2

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Dragons slipped again this week, cementing the trend that it's just not as strong as it was last year. Will that spell its doom? We'll have to wait and see.

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns 2014

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns 2014

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FX) — Returns Unknown


FRIDAY, October 25

Dracula (NBC) 5.26 million viewers/1.8/6 share


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The latest re-imaginging of the most famous vampire ever got a strong start Friday night, winning its timeslot handily. We'll see if those strong ratings keep flowing for Dracula.

Grimm (NBC) 6.15 million viewers/1.8/6 share


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Grimm returned for its third season to post its most-watched episode since the series premiere, though its demo score couldn't quite top the season-one and season-two premieres. Still, it was a very good start.

Haven (Syfy) 1.45 million viewers/0.4


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Haven broke even this week to stay relatively solid on Fridays. 

The Neighbors (ABC) -- OFF

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014


SATURDAY, October 26

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns November 23

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 2014

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, October 27

The Walking Dead (AMC) 12.92 million viewers/6.8

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The Walking Dead slipped again, but it still did well enough to top even last season's stellar finale numbers, and it still dominated Sunday night cable. Plus, we just got word that season five is already on the way.

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 7.23 million viewers/2.2/6 share

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Once Upon a Time bounced back a little from last week's slip, but it didn't bounce back much. The numbers from this time last season look outstanding by comparison, but don't count this show out yet.

Witches of East End (Lifetime) 1.82 million viewers/0.7

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Witches of East End got an across-the-board bounce back after last week's low, so it had a solid night. 

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2014

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