Lost Girl's ratings rise, Teen Wolf falls + 30 other genre shows

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

We're about to start adding more shows to our summer lineup, but we've got plenty to keep us occupied until then. This week Eureka signed off for the last time with a little boost in viewers, while Lost Girl posted a big gain for the first time in weeks. Meanwhile, True Blood continued to rule, Falling Skies stayed strong, and Teen Wolf took its first big drop of the year.

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



We now have word that we won't be seeing any more of Alcatraz. Neither of Fox's Monday-night genre dramas survived the season, which might explain why no new genre shows made the cut for the 2012-2013 season on this network.

Being Human (Syfy)—SEASON ENDED

Being Human closed out its second season with lower numbers than its first, but its performance this year was enough to earn it a third go-round from Syfy. We'll see it next year.

Lost Girl (Syfy).93 million viewers/0.4

Lost Girl pulled double duty last week, airing first Monday and then again Friday. We'll get to the Friday episode in a minute, but for its last Monday episode the series suffered a fourth straight week below 1 million viewers. Maybe moving it to the end of the week will boost those numbers.


Terra Nova is officially extinct. Netflix backed out, and the cast is moving on to other gigs. It was fun while it lasted.

Eureka (Syfy)1.56 million viewers/0.6

Eureka got a little boost for its final episode ever, but not much. It broke even in rating and picked up a few viewers, but finished about 300,000 viewers lower than the season-four finale last fall. Still, the show had a loyal viewership that held on all season, and the show got to say a proper goodbye.

Teen Wolf (MTV)1.32 million viewers/0.5

Teen Wolf's been very consistent all season long, but last week it suffered its first major drop of the season and wound up with its second-least-watched episode ever. Still, the score it ended up with wasn't bad, and there's always next week.



The River is officially over. Low numbers doomed this one early.


American Horror Story (FX)—SEASON ENDED

No worries for American Horror Story. Season two is on the way, and all we have to do is wait.

Futurama (Comedy Central)1.19 million viewers/0.6

Futurama got a few more viewers but basically broke even this week. It's still struggling to keep above 1 million viewers, but the early episodes of this season were well above 1.5 million, and there's always hope the show could pump back up to that level.


The Big Bang Theory (CBS)—SEASON ENDED

The Big Bang Theory had a great year, setting new series viewership and rating records more than once. Now we just wait for season six.

Person of Interest (CBS)—SEASON ENDED

Person of Interest had a very impressive first season overall, even if it did drop a bit in the final weeks. We'll see it again in the fall.

The Vampire Diaries (CW)—SEASON ENDED

The Vampire Diaries is done for the season. This year wasn't quite as successful as last year, but it was enough to merit renewal. We'll see it again in the fall.

The Secret Circle (CW)—CANCELED

The Secret Circle made it a full season on The CW, but that's all it gets.


Awake is done. Despite critical acclaim and a not-bad premiere night, it couldn't hold on to viewers.


Touch ended its season on a low note, but it's still got a second year on the way. We'll see what comes next.

Saving Hope (NBC)3.03 million viewers/0.5/2 share

Saving Hope lost a few viewers but held on to its rating and share scores. That's a nice bit of consistency, but this show started its season with an 0.7 rating score, and it would be in a much more comfortable position if it could get back there.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD)—OFF

No Tron: Uprising this week. The series returns with new episodes in August.

Wilfred (FX)1.33 million viewers/0.6

Wilfred broke even in viewers but lost a tenth of a ratings point this week. That's never good when the show doesn't have a huge ratings score to begin with, but Wilfred is still consistent, and still holding steady in relation to its performance last year, so there's no need to worry.



A Gifted Man is over. After months of speculation that it wouldn't survive, CBS pulled the plug.


Chuck signed off for the last time, and we'll miss it. It wasn't a ratings-heavy program, but boy was it fun.


Fringe won a fifth and final season after a long and often troubling fourth year on the air. Now all we have to do is sit back and wait for the conclusion.


Grimm had a good first-year run. We'll see it again in the fall.

Supernatural (CW)——SEASON ENDED

Supernatural bowed out for the year last week. Season eight is on the way.


Clone Wars ended on a high note. Season five returns later this year.

Sanctuary (Syfy)—CANCELED

We now have word that the fourth season of Sanctuary was the final. Four seasons is definitely a respectable run, but we'll still miss it.

Merlin (Syfy)—SEASON ENDED

No more Merlin until season five, but the show had a good year on this side of the pond.

Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz)—SEASON ENDED

Spartacus is done for the year, but it had a good season. Here's hoping Starz thinks it was good enough for another year of gladiatorial awesomeness.

Lost Girl (Syfy)1.19 million viewers/0.4

For its first Friday night episode, Lost Girl picked up a significant chunk of viewers and broke even in its rating score. It's a good sign for a show that's been struggling a bit on Monday nights over the last few weeks. We'll see if the Friday spike turns into a trend.


The Walking Dead (AMC)—SEASON ENDED

The Walking Dead ended its second season by shattering cable ratings records yet again. Now we wait to see if season three will be just as big.

Once Upon a Time (ABC)—SEASON ENDED

Once Upon a Time had a great first year on Sunday nights. Season two is on the way.

Game of Thrones (HBO)—SEASON ENDED

Game of Thrones went out with huge finale numbers. Now we just wait for season three.

True Blood (HBO)4.46 million viewers/2.6

True Blood lost a few viewers and a tenth of a ratings point, but still managed to rule Sunday night yet again. Nothing to worry about here.

Falling Skies (TNT)3.44 million viewers/1.2

Falling Skies lost a few viewers but broke even in ratings yet again. It's a good sign of consistency for a show that keeps ranking among the top Sunday night programs, and there's no reason to suspect a drop.