True Blood dominates, Lost Girl stays strong + 32 other genre shows

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

The Olympics might be the biggest thing on TV right now, but many of our summer shows are still soldiering on, and some are doing quite well even in the face of stiff competition. True Blood continues to dominate, Lost Girl's holding on to its viewers and Falling Skies had another good Sunday. Meanwhile Wilfred, Futurama and Alphas weren't so lucky.

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)1.6 million viewers/0.7

With just two episodes left before its season finale, Teen Wolf is still on par with the numbers it had last year. This week it broke basically even in viewers but picked up a tenth of a ratings point, despite competing with the Olympic Games. We'll see if it can finish strong.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy)1.66 million viewers/0.6

Warehouse 13 took a drop in the second week of its fourth season, but it's still on par with the numbers it was putting up late in season three, and it is competing with Olympics coverage (as is everything else), so there's no need to worry much.

Alphas (Syfy)1.35 million viewers/0.5

Alphas took a bit of drop this week as well, but it's still above where it was late last season. We'll see how it does post-Olympics.



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)1.00 million viewers/0.5

Futurama hit a new low in viewers and rating this week, but we are in the middle of an uncertain couple of weeks, and summers are unstable to begin with, so we'll wait and see what happens next.


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)—OFF

Saving Hope is off this week to make way for the Olympics on NBC. It returns Aug. 16.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD)—OFF

No Tron: Uprising this week. The season finale is coming soon.

Wilfred (FX)0.82 million viewers/0.4

Wilfred suffered its least-viewed episode ever Wednesday night. It might be cause for worry, but those pesky Olympics are there again to make things uncertain. We'll see how it fares when the games are over.



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 is done. 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)1.16 million viewers/0.4

The Olympics didn't dampen Lost Girl's viewership this week. The show broke even, seeming to prove for the moment that it's better off on Friday nights.


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)4.49 million viewers/2.7

True Blood dropped some viewers but picked up a tenth of a point in ratings to hit a three-week high. No worries for this show.

Falling Skies (TNT)3.34 million viewers/1.3

Falling Skies lost a few viewers but picked up a ratings point, staying strong on Sunday nights as it heads toward a season-two finale.