Warehouse 13 starts strong, True Blood rules + 32 other genre shows

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Dec 17, 2012

Our list of summer shows is growing again. Last week, we said goodbye to Eureka, but in its place Syfy gave us new seasons of Warehouse 13 and Alphas to watch. Meanwhile, True Blood continues to dominate Sunday nights even amid the Olympic Games, Lost Girl's faring well on Friday nights, and Saving Hope might be headed for a second season.

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.


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)—SEASON ENDED

Eureka's run is over after five good years at Syfy. We'll miss it.

Teen Wolf (MTV)1.64 million viewers/0.6

Teen Wolf took a big drop last week, but it bounced back this week with a few hundred thousand more viewers and a gain of a tenth of a point in its rating. It's not quite as strong as it was two weeks ago, but it remains largely consistent for MTV.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy)2.13 million viewers/0.8

Warehouse 13 kicked off its fourth season last Monday with strong numbers that topped the season-three finale by a substantial margin but didn't quite match the season-three premiere from the same time last year. The show's also not near where it was earlier in its first season, but it's still going strong for a Monday night cable series. The key number, though, isn't the viewership, but that 0.8 rating. This show is stronger with 18-35 viewers than any other Syfy series we're tracking right now. That makes it valuable.

Alphas (Syfy)1.74 million viewers/0.6

Alphas also kicked off its season strong, pulling in a good deal more viewers than it ended its first season with. It's not quite where it was when it debuted, but it's still packing a punch in both viewers and rating. We'll see if it can hold on to that for the rest of the year.



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)1.18 million viewers/0.6

Futurama broke even again this week. It's not doing bad, but it would be nice to see it get back to where it was at the start of the season. We'll see if a boost is in its future.


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)2.9 million viewers/0.6/2 share

Saving Hope lost a very small handful of viewers but actually picked up a tenth of a ratings point, which is an encouraging sign. The show now has a second season renewal order in Canada. We'll see if NBC follows along and gives us another year in the States.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD)—OFF

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

Wilfred (FX)1.27 million viewers/0.6

Wilfred lost a few viewers but held on to its rating score. It's not quite on par with where it was the same time last year, but it's close, and the show's rating remains consistent. Right now it looks like a third season is a good bet.



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)1.11 million viewers/0.4

After a strong first Friday last week, Lost Girl returned to a few less viewers but the same ratings score. That's good news, especially when you consider that it had the Olympics opening ceremony to contend with. We'll see if it can stay strong on Fridays.


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)4.59 million viewers/2.6

The Olympic Games didn't seem to make any impact on True Blood's ratings this week. In fact, the show actually gained viewers. More proof of its solidity at HBO.

Falling Skies (TNT)—SEASON ENDED

Falling Skies had the week off. A new episode returns this Sunday.

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