Fringe bounces back, Horror Story struggles + 34 other genre shows

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May 21, 2015

The holiday season is closing in, and our shows are dwindling down, but some are still out there pulling in viewers. This week, Fringe got a boost, while American Horror Story continued to struggle with its Wednesday competitors. Then there were all those midseason finales. Did The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, The Big Bang Theory and more finish 2012 strong?

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


Revolution (NBC) — OFF

Revolution is on a long midseason break. We won't see it again until March.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD) .2 million viewers/0.0

Tron: Uprising returned from two weeks off to a new night and lower ratings, dropping to a demo score of 0 for the first time since June. We'll see if it can bounce back.

Shows on Hiatus

Alphas (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

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

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns 2013

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns April 2013


Arrow (CW) 3.11 million viewers/1.0/3 share

Arrow closed out its 2012 run this week with another drop in viewers and ratings. It's still doing well overall, but let's hope that 2013 will bring a numbers boost.

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)2.21 million viewers/1.3

American Horror Story also finished its 2012 run this week, and it's still underperforming. It remains one of Wednesday's top shows, but for the last four weeks its viewership has been lower than at any other point in the show's history so far. Hopefully things will pick up again in 2013.

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) — OFF

Dragons was off this week.

The Neighbors (ABC) 5.40 million viewers/1.6/4 share

The Neighbors hit a new low in both viewers and ratings this week. We can chalk some of that up to holiday instability (and all those Christmas specials it has to compete with), but if it can't recover from drops like this it might be in trouble.

Supernatural (CW) — OFF

Supernatural is done until January.

Shows on Hiatus

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013


The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 16.77 million viewers/5.4/17 share

The Big Bang Theory finished its 2012 run with another dominant performance.

Person of Interest (CBS) 14.08 million viewers/2.9/8 share

Person of Interest also closed out its 2012 run this week, breaking even with the week before for another solid performance.

Elementary (CBS) 10.46 million viewers/2.3/6 share

Elementary got a small boost in viewers this week and hit a four-week high in ratings. That's a good way to close out 2012.

Last Resort (ABC) 4.94 million viewers/1.0/3 share

Last Resort dropped below the 5 million-viewer mark for the first time this week, ending its 2012 run on a low note. Just three episodes left, and then it's done.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.81 million viewers/1.3/4 share

The Vampire Diaries picked up a few hundred thousand viewers and a tenth of a ratings point to finish off 2012 strong.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 1.59 million viewers/0.6/1 share

Beauty and the Beast recovered a bit from last week's slip, but still finished 2012 quite a bit lower than where it started. We'll see if it can survive in the new year.

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Touch (Fox) — Returns Feb. 1, 2013

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013


Haven (Syfy) — OFF

Haven's final episodes have been postponed until January. We'll see it next year.

Fringe (FOX) 3.12 million viewers/1.1/3 share

Fringe had a good week, topping 3 million viewers for the first time since September.

Grimm (NBC) — OFF

Grimm is off until 2013.

Shows on Hiatus

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns January 2013

Merlin (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Spartacus (Starz) — Returns January 25, 2013


Clone Wars (TOON) — OFF

Clone Wars is done until January.

Shows on Hiatus

Bedlam (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Doctor Who (BBC) — Returns December 2012


Once Upon a Time (ABC) — OFF

Once Upon a Time is done for the year. We'll see it again in January.

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

666 Park Avenue is also done until January.

The Walking Dead (AMC) — OFF

The Walking Dead is back in February.

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2013

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

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2013

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