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Futurama starts slow, Falling Skies rebounds + 47 other genre shows

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Jun 26, 2013

Even more summer shows join us this week.

As the late-running spring shows wrap up and the regular-season shows are becoming a distant memory, we're getting more and more summer fun. This week both Futurama and Wilfred rejoin the lineup, though neither was very impressive. Meanwhile, Hannibal ended on something of a low note, Falling Skies got a much-needed boost and True Blood stayed strong despite a bit off a week-two dropoff. 

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


MONDAY, June 17

Defiance (Syfy) 1.60 million viewers/0.6

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Defiance slipped to hit a new low in ratings and viewers, but it's got time to rebound before the finale.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 1.36 million viewers/0.4

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Warehouse 13 also slumped, but it's been down here before, and these numbers aren't too bad anyway.

Teen Wolf (MTV) 1.67 million viewers/0.7

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Teen Wolf slipped again, but this time the drop was bigger. The same thing happened last season, though, so don't expect this show to plummet just yet.

Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns 2014

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Revolution (NBC) — Returns Fall 2013

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)


TUESDAY, June 18

Shows on Hiatus

Grimm (NBC) — Returns Fall 2013



Futurama (Comedy) 1.49 million viewers/0.8

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Futurama returned for its final batch of episodes to solid numbers, but it's down from its last debut. There's still time to prove it's got some life left, though.

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



Hannibal (NBC) 1.98 million viewers/0.8/2 share

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Hannibal  hit yet another new low in viewers for its season finale, but it did get a small demo boost to close out season one. Now we'll see how much buzz the show can build between now and the start of season two.

Wilfred (FX) 0.65 million viewers/0.3

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Last season, Wilfred started strong and quickly dropped off. This season, it started only a little better than it ended last year. Will this be the show's final outing?

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

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, June 21

Continuum (Syfy) 1.00 million viewers/0.3

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Continuum slipped a bit for its worst airing of the season so far, but the numbers still aren't bad.

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)



Sinbad (Syfy) 0.73 million viewers/0.2

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Sinbad dropped below 1 million viewers for the first time this week, but for a Saturday-night series these numbers are still not bad.

Primeval: New World (Syfy) 0.89 million viewers/0.2

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Primeval: New World also slipped below the 1 million mark, but not by much. 

Zero Hour (ABC) 2.13 million viewers/0.3/1 share

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Zero Hour actually gained some viewers, but lost a bit off its demo score for another low Saturday night on its way to the end.

666 Park Avenue (ABC) 2.01 million viewers/0.5/2 share

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666 Park Avenue returned this week to burn off the last of its episodes before cancellation. The numbers were predictably low, but it still managed to best Zero Hour.

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns 2013

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Bedlam (BBC)

Clone Wars (TOON) 


SUNDAY, June 23

True Blood (HBO) 4.08 million viewers/2.2

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True Blood lost the Sunday-night crown to Discovery's special Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda, but it only lost a little bit off its numbers and ended up with a strong night.

Falling Skies (TNT) 3.54 million viewers/1.1

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Falling Skies bounced back quite a bit this week, getting back most of its viewers. It still has a ways to climb to get its demo score back, though, and that could prove a problem.

Shows on Hiatus

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns 2014

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

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns Fall, 2013


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