Grimm starts strong, Falling Skies ends high + 33 other genre shows

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Dec 17, 2012

Fall TV is officially here! This week Grimm was the first of our 2012/2013 season shows to return, and it had a very nice debut. Meanwhile both Falling Skies and Teen Wolf ended their seasons, and as it zeroes in on its own finale True Blood continues to rule Sunday cable.

You also might notice a slight change in formatting in the text below. Rather than mix all the canceled shows and shows on break with currently airing shows, we've put them in handy lists. So at the end of each day you'll see lists of canceled shows that used to air on that night and shows on hiatus that aired their previous seasons on that night. We'll be updating those lists with return dates for all of the hiatus shows as we know them, so you can find out at a glance when your favorites are coming back. And of course, as those shows return, we'll add them to the active shows.

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


Teen Wolf (MTV)1.7 million viewers/0.8

Teen Wolf finished its second season strong Monday, though not quite as strong as its first season. It broke even with its numbers from the week before, which is more impressive when you consider that Monday Night Football is back at the top of the nightly cable pyramid. We'll see it again next year.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy)1.56 million viewers/0.5

Warehouse 13 suffered the least-watched episode of its new season so far Monday, but it still put up pretty good numbers. As football season kicks in, some of the Monday and Sunday shows will no doubt be adjusting as some viewers move over to watch the games. We'll just have to wait and see if this one can keep up its pace.

Alphas (Syfy)0.98 million viewers/0.4

Alphas hit an all-time low in viewers Monday, but it's not time to panic. The show's still relatively solid, and there's always a chance for a rebound.

Grimm (NBC)5.64 million viewers/2.0/5 share

Grimm kicks off its second season with a move from Friday nights to Monday nights, and it seems to be paying off. The fairy-tale-inspired drama earned its highest viewership since Jan. 20, plus a solid rating and share score. Things might be different when more new shows start returning in a few weeks and it has more to compete with, but for now Grimm is riding high.

Shows on Hiatus

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

Canceled Shows

Alcatraz (Fox) — Last air date: March 26, 2012

Eureka (Syfy) — Last air date: July 16, 2012

Terra Nova (Fox) — Last air date: Dec. 19, 2011


Canceled Shows

The River (ABC) — Last air date: March 20, 2012


Futurama (Comedy Central)1.17 million viewers/0.6

Futurama finally caught a break and got a boost, hitting a three-week high in viewers and rating score. We'll see if it can keep it up next week.

Shows on Hiatus

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October 2012


Saving Hope (NBC)3.3 million viewers/0.6/2 share

Saving Hope came back from two weeks off to its highest viewership since June 14. It's already got a second season on the way, but we'll still be watching closely to see if it can finish this year strong.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD)—OFF

No Tron: Uprising this week. The season finale will arrive this fall.

Wilfred (FX)1.05 million viewers/0.5

Wilfred popped back over the 1 million viewer mark this week. It's a good sign, but so far viewership for season two has been a good bit lower than season one, so there are no guarantees about this one's future just yet.

Show on Hiatus

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — Returns Sept. 27, 2012

Person of Interest (CBS) — Returns Sept. 27, 2012

Touch (Fox) — Returns Oct. 26, 2012

The Vampire Diaries (CW) — Returns Oct. 11, 2012

Canceled Shows

Awake (NBC) — Last air date: May 24, 2012

The Secret Circle (CW) — Last air date: May 10, 2012


Lost Girl (Syfy)1.2 million viewers/0.4

Lost Girl broke even in ratings but picked up a few more viewers. It's still proving to be a strong Friday night show.

Shows On Hiatus

Clone Wars (TOON) — Returns September 2012

Fringe (Fox) — Returns Sept. 28, 2012

Merlin (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Spartacus (Starz) — Returns Unknown

Supernatural (CW) — Returns Oct. 3, 2012

Canceled Shows

Chuck (NBC) — Last air date: Jan. 27, 2012

A Gifted Man (CBS) — Last air date: March 2, 2012

Sanctuary (Syfy) — Late air date: Dec. 30, 2011


True Blood (HBO)4.92 million viewers/2.8

True Blood had a really, really good night Sunday, earning its highest viewership and rating score since the season premiere. That's good news as the show heads into its season finale hoping to close strong.

Falling Skies (TNT)3.84 million viewers/1.4

Falling Skies finished strong Sunday night, closing out its second season with its highest viewership since the season premiere. It was still far behind where season one left off, but despite most of the season trending that way the show still performed well, finishing consistently as one of Sunday's top shows. We'll see it again next year.

Shows On Hiatus

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

Once Upon a Time (ABC) — Returns Sept. 30, 2012

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns Oct. 14, 2012