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Grimm gets boost, Thrones still rules + 43 other genre shows

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May 8, 2013

Moving to a new night definitely seems to be paying off for Grimm.

The NBC series had its first Tuesday night episode this week, and had its best episode in six months. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones set yet another series record, Warehouse 13 debuted strong, and Defiance and Bates Motel both kept up their strong numbers.

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


MONDAY, April 29

Defiance (Syfy) 2.28 million viewers/0.8

Defiance slipped a bit again but held on to its strong demo score for another good week. We'll see if it can hold on to those numbers amid the rest of May sweeps chaos.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 1.5 million viewers/0.5

Warehouse 13 returned this week for what Syfy is calling season 4.5, and put up decent premiere numbers. They're not on par with the season-four premiere, but they are better than many of last year's episodes could muster, so this show's definitely still got strength in it.

Bates Motel (A&E) 2.98 million viewers/1.3

Bates Motel got a small viewers spike and held on to its ratings score for another very good week.

Revolution (NBC) 5.49 million viewers/1.8/5 share

Revolution again hit a new low this week. It's not good news at such a crucial ratings period, but the show's not doomed, and it's already coming back for season two.

Shows on Hiatus

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns June 3, 2013

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns June 7, 2013

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)



TUESDAY, April 30

Grimm (NBC) 5.77 million viewers/1.9/5 share

Grimm got a nice payoff with its first Tuesday episode, picking up quite a few viewers and a big demo boost to earn its best night since October.



Arrow (CW) 2.89 million viewers/0.9/3 share

Arrow took a little drop this week, but expect it to be fighting hard for more viewers as we close in on the season-one finale. 

Supernatural (CW) 2.07 million viewers/0.9/3 share

Supernatural dipped up a bit but still stayed over the 2 million viewer mark for another solid week.

Shows on Hiatus

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 Unknown



The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 16.29 million viewers/4.9/17 share

The Big Bang Theory got a big boost across the board this week to once again dominate Thursday night.

Person of Interest (CBS) 12.96 million viewers/2.4/7 share

Person of Interest lost a few viewers but held on to its demo score for another good week.

Elementary (CBS) 9.75 million viewers/2.0/6 share

Elementary also lost a few viewers, slipping below 10 million viewers for the first time ever. That didn't stop it from remaining one of the top shows of the night, though.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.17 million viewers/1.0/3 share

The Vampire Diaries lost a few viewers but held on to its strong demo numbers. We'll see if it can post gains heading into finale time.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 1.23 million viewers/0.5/1 share

Beauty and the Beast broke even this week for another decent outing.

Hannibal (NBC) 2.61 million viewers/1.1/3 share

Hannibal got a boost after three straight weeks of drops. It didn't rebound much, though, and as we head into sweeps it's far from a sure thing for renewal. 

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013

Haven (Syfy) — Returns 2013

Archer (FX) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Last Resort (ABC)

Zero Hour (ABC)



Touch (FOX) 2.19 million viewers/0.6/2 share

Touch basically broke even this week for another very low broadcast.

Merlin (Syfy) -- 1.35 million viewers/0.3

Merlin returned from hiatus to basically break even from its last episode. With four episode left until the American broadcast of the series finale, we'll see if some gains are in store.

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) 0.41 million viewers/0.2

Da Vinci's Demons finally got a little boost after a series of big declines. The boost wasn't very big, but the show's already got a second season on the way. 

Completed Shows

Fringe (FOX) — Run ended after five seasons

Spartacus (Starz) — Run ended.

Canceled Shows

Cult (CW)



Doctor Who (BBCA) 0.84 million viewers/0.4

Doctor Who took a bit of a drop this week, falling back below 1 million viewers. It's still doing well, though, and we're almost at finale time.

Orphan Black (BBCA) 0.34 million viewers/0.1

Orphan Black basically broke even this week, but its performance has been good enough overall to earn it a renewal.

Canceled Shows

Clone Wars (TOON) 

Bedlam (BBC)



Once Upon a Time (ABC) 7.50 million viewers/2.2/6 share

Once Upon a Time got a nice boost this week, particularly in the demo score area, but there's still a long way to climb if it wants to get back to its season-premiere strength.

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

666 Park Avenue's final four episodes will show up this summer on ABC, then it's done.

Game of Thrones (HBO) 5.50 million viewers/2.9

For the fourth straight week Game of Thrones hit a series best in viewers and ratings. Until True Blood comes back and proves us wrong, it's now officially HBO's top show. So, can this incredible climb continue?

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns June 9, 2013

True Blood (HBO) — Returns June 16, 2013

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns Fall, 2013






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