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Falling Skies ends strong, Futurama slips + 49 other genre shows

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Aug 8, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

True Blood may still be Sunday's top show, but Falling Skies continues to make an impact.

The TNT alien drama ended its third season Sunday with a boost to both its viewers and its demo score, setting up a fourth season despite season-three numbers that weren't quite on par with season two. Meanwhile, Futurama took a bit of a drop, Sinbad and Zero Hour both ended their runs, and Teen Wolf stayed solid for MTV.

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


MONDAY, July 29

Teen Wolf (MTV) 1.77 million viewers/0.8

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Teen Wolf broke even across the board for a solid week. 

Under the Dome (CBS) 11.41 million viewers/2.8/8 share

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For a while there it looked like Under the Dome was going to keep sliding down, but this week it posted its third straight broadcast with more than 11 million viewers. No wonder it got picked up for a second season.

Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns 2014

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Revolution (NBC) — Returns Fall 2013

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)


TUESDAY, July 30

Shows on Hiatus

Grimm (NBC) — Returns Fall 2013



Futurama (Comedy) 1.19 million viewers/0.6

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Futurama slipped a bit this week but still had a decent night. We'll see if those final episodes can bring some old fans back to finish the show strong.

Shows on Hiatus

Arrow (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns June 19, 2013

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October, 2013

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) — Returns Sept. 10, 2013

The Neighbors (ABC) — Returns Fall 2013

Supernatural (CW) — Returns Fall 2013


THURSDAY, August 1

Wilfred (FX) 0.47 million viewers/0.2


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Wilfred slipped yet again this week to hit levels not just lower than anything else this season, but lower than anything from last season too. Not a good sign.

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns Unknown

Beauty and the Beast (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Elementary (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns 2014

Haven (Syfy) — Returns 2013

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Person of Interest (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Save Me (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

The Vampire Diaries (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013

Canceled Shows

Last Resort (ABC)


FRIDAY, August 2

Continuum (Syfy) 1.07 million viewers/0.3

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Continuum slipped this week, but not drastically. It's already bounced back from this point once this season, and as we head into the climactic episodes of season two, we'll see if it can do it again.

Shows On Hiatus

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Completed Shows

Fringe (FOX) — Run ended after five seasons

Merlin (Syfy) — Run ended.

Spartacus (Starz) — Run ended.

Canceled Shows

Cult (CW)

Touch (FOX)


SATURDAY, August 3

Being Human (BBCA) 0.08 million viewers/0.0

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Being Human basically broke even for another low week. 

Sinbad (Syfy) -- 0.78 million viewers/0.2 (average of all five episodes)

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Syfy burned off the final five episodes of the imported Sinbad series Saturday with a marathon, and got numbers roughly on par with (though sometimes a little lower than) the rest of the season. If you enjoyed it, we hope you had fun, because this was the end.

Primeval: New World (Syfy) -- OFF

Zero Hour (ABC) 1.92 million viewers/0.3/1 share

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Zero Hour finished its summer burnoff with a low final broadcast. Now it's done. 

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns 2013

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

666 Park Avenue (ABC)

Bedlam (BBC)

Clone Wars (TOON) 


SUNDAY, August 4

True Blood (HBO) 4.16 million viewers/2.2

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True Blood slipped across the board but still ruled Sunday. 

Falling Skies (TNT) 3.73 million viewers/1.2

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Falling Skies rebounded from a fall last week for a strong season-three finale. It didn't perform quite as well this year as it did last year, but it's still got a fourth season on the way.

Shows on Hiatus

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns 2014

Once Upon a Time (ABC) — Returns Fall, 2013

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns Fall, 2013