Fringe finishes strong, Once takes a drop + 36 other genre shows

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Jan 30, 2013, 2:16 PM EST

Last week, the Fringe finale got a loyal audience, Once Upon a Time struggled, Archer premiered strong, and Syfy got a mixed bag of Monday night premieres.

A note on this feature's appearance: You might have noticed that our usual graphic showing the top five shows and our usual line graph showing the progress of each show are both absent this week. You also might notice that these are the episodes you were expecting to see numbers on last week. Well, right now we're working on redesigning this feature to be more in tune with the rest of Blastr's redesign, and that means we'll be making do with a more stripped-down feature for a while. You'll still get all the numbers, but soon you'll be seeing all-new graphics to go along with them. So enjoy last week's ratings and commentary, and expect this week's feature to arrive in a bit more timely fashion.


Being Human (Syfy) 1.22 million viewers/0.5

Being Human got off to a bit of a slow start this season, kicking things off with numbers a bit lower than last season's finale but far lower than last season's premiere. We'll see if it can gain some ground in the coming weeks.

Continuum (Syfy) 0.9 million viewers/0.2 

Syfy's newest series had a very, very rough debut, picking up fewer than a million viewers in its premiere.

Lost Girl (Syfy) 1.19 million viewers/0.5

Lost Girl kicked off its third season with a slight drop in viewers from last season's finale, but held on to its ratings score and still did better than many of last season's episodes. 

Revolution (NBC) — OFF

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

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD) .28 million viewers/0.1

Tron: Uprising picked up a few viewers this week and even managed to get a tenth of a ratings point, but when we look back at the season premiere, when the show pulled in more than half a million viewers, these numbers can't help but look bleak.

Shows on Hiatus

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns 2013

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns April 2013

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)



Arrow (CW) 3.06 million viewers/1.1/3 share

Arrow dropped a handful of viewers in its first 2013 episode, but gained a tenth of a ratings point. It may have declined a bit since the series premiere, but it's still putting up good numbers for The CW.

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) 2.30 million viewers/1.3

American Horror Story dropped a few viewers and two tenths of a ratings point. Yet another sign that the show's struggling, but a third season is already on the way, so there's time to rebound.

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) — OFF

Dragons returns to the list next week.

The Neighbors (ABC) 6.09 million viewers/1.8/5 share

The Neighbors dropped a bit across the board this week for its second lowest-rated episode ever. We'll see if it rebounds in the coming weeks.

Supernatural (CW) 1.99 million viewers/0.9/2 share

Supernatural dropped a bit this week, but it's still consistenly outperforming last season. After this many years on the air, that's always encouraging.

Shows on Hiatus

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013



The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — OFF

The Big Bang Theory was off this week.

Person of Interest (CBS) — OFF

Person of Interest was also off.

Elementary (CBS) — OFF

Elementary also took the week off.

Last Resort (ABC) 5.07 million viewers/1.0/3 share

Last Resort dipped a bit across the board this week, but as this show heads to an early end it doesn't really matter.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.95 million viewers/1.4/4 share

The Vampire Diaries got a nice boost for its first episode of 2013, picking up both viewers and ratings to remain a CW powerhouse.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) — OFF

Beauty and the Beast is back next week.

Haven (Syfy) 1.36 million viewers/0.4

Haven returned after a delay to air its season finale on a Thursday night. It might have been the rescheduling, it might have been the new night, but either way the show took a bit of a hit to its numbers.

Archer (FX) 1.61 million viewers/1.0

The crazy FX spy comedy returned for its fourth season with a hell of a premiere, earning its highest viewership ever.

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Touch (Fox) — Returns Feb. 2013

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013



Merlin (Syfy) 1.65 million viewers/0.5

Merlin basically broke even across the board for another solid week.

Fringe (FOX) 3.28 million viewers/1.1/4 share

Fringe ended its five-year run last Friday with a boost to viewers and ratings. It never dominated the broadcast rankings, but this show fought for every episode, and we're sad to see it go.

Grimm (NBC) — OFF

Grimm is off until March.

Shows on Hiatus

Spartacus (Starz) — Returns Jan. 25, 2013



Clone Wars (TOON) 1.84 million viewers/0.5

Clone Wars got a nice boost in viewers and ratings for its best perofrmance since Thanksgiving.

Shows on Hiatus

Bedlam (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Doctor Who (BBC) — Returns March 30, 2013



Once Upon a Time (ABC) 7.68 million viewers/2.4/6 share

Once Upon a Time took a hefty drop this week, but it's had those drops before. We'll see if it's the beginning of a trend or just an off night.

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

666 Park Avenue has been pulled from the ABC lineup. We'll let you know if we find out when those final episodes will hit the airwaves (if they ever do).

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