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Following returns big, Intelligence drops + 47 other genre shows

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Jan 23, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

We got even more new shows this week, but the big winner was The Following.  

The Fox horror/crime/thriller series hit new highs with its season-two premiere, setting it on a solid path for the year going forward. Meanwhile, Intelligence didn't fare so well in its second week on the air, Bitten premiered to mediocre numbers, and Sherlock had a solid season-three premiere. 

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


MONDAY, January 13

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 6.46 million viewers/2.2/6 share

Sleepy Hollow lost a few viewers this week but held on to a strong demo score for another good night. 

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 0.71 million viewers/0.3/1 share

Beauty and the Beast held its demo score but lost a few viewers in its 2014 return, continuing the show's struggling status. 

Almost Human (FOX) 6.88 million viewers/2.0/6 share

Almost Human got a nice boost this week for its best episode since episode two of the series. We'll see if that boost can carry over into another week. 

Teen Wolf (MTV) 1.91 million viewers/0.8

Teen Wolf dropped in its second episode back, but it's still posting solid numbers. 

Lost Girl (Syfy) 0.94 million viewers/0.3

Lost Girl turned in a season premiere lower than both last season's premiere and finale, but the number were still relatively strong. We'll see how the rest of the season goes.  

Being Human (Syfy) 1.25 million viewers/0.5

Being Human returned this week with a demo score that broke even with last season's finale, and a viewership that was even higher. That certainly bodes well for the series going forward. 

Bitten (Syfy) 0.84 million viewers/0.3

Bitten couldn't touch its established sci-fi peers in its series premiere on Syfy, but there's still room for it to grow. We'll see what the coming weeks bring. 

Archer (FX) 1.64 million viewers/1.0

Archer returned for another strong season premiere this week, proving that it's not slowing down as it enters season five. 

Intelligence (CBS) 6.20 million viewers/1.2/3 share

Intelligence took a massive drop on its first Monday night outing, losing half its demo score and more than half its viewers in its second week. There's still time for it to rebound and grow, though, so we'll see what week three brings. 


Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns March 3

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns June 2014

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Under the Dome (CBS) — Returns 2014


TUESDAY, January 14

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 6.37 million viewers/2.2/6 share

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s dropped a few viewers this week, but held on to its demo score. We'll see if it can continue to build on that in 2014. 

Person of Interest (CBS) 12.10 million viewers/2.0/6 share

Person of Interest held its demo score and gained viewers for another solid week.

Supernatural (CW) 2.21 million viewers/1.0/3 share

Supernatural returned in 2014 with numbers slightly lower than where we left it in 2013, but it's still putting up impressive scores for a show this old, so no worries. 

The Originals (CW) 2.07 million viewers/0.9/3 share

The Originals lost a bit in its first week back in 2014, but it's still one of The CW's stronger shows for the moment. 

Ravenswood (ABC Family) 1.12 million viewers/0.5

Ravenswood dropped in its second week back, but it's been down lower than this before, so we'll see if it can bounce back again. 


WEDNESDAY, January 15

American Horror Story: Coven (FX) 3.46 million viewers/1.7

Coven took a small drop again this week, but it's still among the strongest cable shows on its night, so there's no need to worry at the moment.    

Arrow (CW) 2.52 million viewers/0.9/3 share

Arrow dropped this week, but it remains one of its network's top shows, and there's no reason to think it won't have even more high points this season. 

Revolution (NBC) 4.78 million viewers/1.3/4 share

Revolution's took a drop this week to hit a new low across the board. It's not doomed, but it keeps edging toward that territory.  

The Tomorrow People (CW) -- 1.46 million viewers/0.5/2 share

The Tomorrow People returned in 2014 by holding on to its demo score and gaining a few viewers. We'll see if it can build on that. 

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) 1.54 million viewers/0.3

Dragons took a drop this week, but it's been lower than this before, so there's no need for fans to worry at the moment. 


THURSDAY, January 16

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) -- OFF  

Elementary (CBS) -- OFF

The Vampire Diaries (CW) -- Returns January 23

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) -- Returns March 6

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FXX) — Returns 2014


FRIDAY, January 17

Dracula (NBC) 2.78 million viewers/0.9/3 share

Dracula got a nice boost this week, but it's still a good bit lower than it was at the series premiere. We'll see if this gain can be leveraged into a bigger boost, but at this point the show looks to be permanently struggling.   

Grimm (NBC) 5.71 million viewers/1.5/5 share

Grimm got a nice boost this week, for another strong night.  

The Neighbors (ABC) 3.71 million viewers/0.9/3 share

The Neighbors slipped to a new low this week after a slightly encouraging boost last week. Things look worse and worse for this show. 

Helix (Syfy) 1.33 million viewers/0.4

Helix slipped in its second week after a not-so-great series premiere. Its numbers still aren't bad, but if it keeps slipping it could end up in trouble. 

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns February 28

Haven (Syfy) — Returns Unknown


SATURDAY, January 18

Atlantis (BBCA) 0.30 million viewers/0.1


Atlantis got a nice boost this week after a low week last Saturday. We'll see if it continues to climb. 

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns Fall 2014

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 19

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, January 19

The Following (FOX) -- 11.18 million viewers/4.4/12 share

The Following returned for its second season to numbers that even the series premiere couldn't touch. We'll see if it can maintain these heights. 

Sherlock (PBS) -- 4 million viewers

Sadly, PBS doesn't release its ratings data the way other networks do, but we do know from early reports that the Sherlock season-three premiere bested the season-two premiere by nearly one million viewers, so that's a good sign. We'll bring you more detailed numbers as we get them. 

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