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Resurrection starts high, S.H.I.E.L.D. drops + 50 other genre shows

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Mar 12, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

Two new shows premiered this week, and Resurrection emerged as a potential new powerhouse. 

The ABC drama won the night on broadcast TV with very strong viewer numbers and an impressive demo score. Now we wait to see how much of that it can retain. Meanwhile Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. hit a new low, Hannibal slipped a bit, Cosmos premiered good-but-not-great, and The Big Bang Theory got some good news. 

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


MONDAY, March 3

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 0.87 million viewers/0.3/1 share

Beauty and the Beast  got a slight boost in viewers this week, but held its low demo score, so it's still very much an at-risk show. 

Almost Human (FOX) - 5.63 million viewers/1.5/4 share

Almost Human finished its first season with a small boost to its viewers, but it also dropped in its key demo score. The first season may well be the final one. 

Teen Wolf (MTV) 2.06 million viewers/0.9

Teen Wolf gained in viewership and held its demo score for a solid week. 

Lost Girl (Syfy) 0.60 million viewers/0.2

Lost Girl dropped again this week to hit a new low in viewers and hold its low demo score. The show could still rebound, but it looks more and more like this is just what we can expect. 

Being Human (Syfy) 1.02 million viewers/0.4

Being Human dropped a bit across the board this week, but it doesn't matter. The end is coming.  

Bitten (Syfy) 0.74 million viewers/0.3

Bitten got a boost to its viewers and demo score this week for its best episode in nearly a month. We'll see if it keeps rising.  

Intelligence (CBS) 5.35 million viewers/1.2/3 share

Intelligence again held its demo score but hit another new lower in viewership. 

Archer (FX) 0.87 million viewers/0.5

Archer hit its lowest point in two seasons this week, but it also got a renewal notice from FX, so things are looking good here. 

The Following (FOX) 5.16 million viewers/1.6/4 share

The Following held its demo score but picked up a few viewers this week. It's been good enough this season to earn a renewal from Fox, so settle in for another year. 

Star-Crossed (CW) 1.12 million viewers/0.4/1 share

Star-Crossed lost a few more viewers this week, but it did gain a tenth of a point in its demo score. Maybe that's a sign of a future boost, but so far this show has been very underwhelming. 

Bates Motel (FX) 3.07 million viewers/1.3

Bates Motel returned for its season two debut this week, and put up numbers almost identical to last year's series premiere. A bit more growth might have been nice, but the fact that show's retaining viewers is a good sign. 


Shows on Hiatus

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns June 2014

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) — Returns Fall 2014

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Under the Dome (CBS) — Returns 2014


TUESDAY, March 4

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 5.46 million viewers/1.8/6 share

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returned from its long Olympic break to its lowest viewership and demo score ever, but don't panic. The show's still putting up reasonably good numbers overall, and there's hope that some late season surprises will boost it. 

Person of Interest (CBS) 10.64 million viewers/1.7/5 share

Person of Interest set a series low in its demo score again this week, but it's still strong overall. 

Supernatural (CW) 1.93 million viewers/0.9/3 share

Supernatural dropped again this week to numbers that look a bit like they came from two seasons ago, but no worries yet. The show is still very strong overall.  

The Originals (CW) 1.80 million viewers/0.8/2 share

The Originals dropped again to a new series low in viewers this week, but it's still one of the stronger CW shows. 

Shows on Hiatus

Ravenswood (ABCFam) — Returns Unknown



Arrow (CW) 2.21 million viewers/0.7/2 share

Arrow dropped to a series low in demo score this week, but it's hard to think it will stay there.  

Revolution (NBC) 4.76 million viewers/1.3/4 share

Revolution got a small boost to its viewers this week but held its demo score. It's still struggling for a renewal, but it might not be done yet.

The Tomorrow People (CW) 1.24 million viewers/0.4/1 share

The Tomorrow People dropped to a new low in viewers and demo score this week. It's looking more and more like season one might be all we get here. 

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) 1.74 million viewers/0.4

Dragons got a small boost to its viewers for the season finale. A third season is expected already.


Shows on Hiatus

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns Fall 2014



The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 18.09 million viewers/5.3/17 share

The Big Bang Theory got a boost across the board this week for its best night in more than a month. It also just got three more seasons, so if you were hoping it would stick around, you're in luck. 

Elementary (CBS) 8.54 million viewers/1.8/5 share

Elementary dropped a few viewers but got a nice demo boost for a solid week. 

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.19 million viewers/1.0/3 share

The Vampire Diaries got a boost this week for its best night since early January.  

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) 3.27 million viewers/0.9/3 share

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland basically broke even with the viewers it had when it went on hiaturs in December, and gained a bit in its demo score. That's not enough to keep it around, though, so we'll see if it can gain more. 

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FXX) — Returns 2014


FRIDAY, March 7

Grimm (NBC) 5.65 million viewers/1.5/5 share 

Grimm got a boost to its viewers and its demo score this week for another very good night.  

Hannibal (NBC) 2.50 million viewers/0.8/3 share 

Hannibal took a substantial drop in its second week back, but these numbers are still better than much of season one, so we don't need to worry just yet. 

The Neighbors (ABC) 3.60 million viewers/0.9/3 share

The Neighbors dropped to a new low in viewers this week, and lost a tenth of a demo point. This show is still on course to end this year. 

Helix (Syfy) 1.28 million viewers/0.4

Helix broke even this week, preserving its demo score. We'll see if it can gain soon. 

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Dracula (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Haven (Syfy) — Returns Fall 2014



Shows on Hiatus

Atlantis (BBC) -- Returns Unknown

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns Fall 2014

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 19

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, March 9

The Walking Dead (AMC) 12.65 million viewers/6.3

The Walking Dead dropped a bit this week, but still put up very strong numbers. 

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 7.66 million viewers/2.4/7 share

Once Upon a Time returned after a long hiatus to put up its best numbers since October. We'll see if it can build on those, or it's going to start dropping again.

Resurrection (ABC) 13.90 million viewers/3.8/10 share

The new ABC supernatural drama premiered to very strong numbers Sunday, putting up the highest demo score of any broadcast show that night. We'll see how many of these viewers it holds on to. 

Cosmos (FOX) 5.77 million viewers/2.1/5 share

Its numbers may look small next to Resurrection, but this Neil deGrasse Tyson-hosted documentary series still put up pretty strong numbers on its opening night. We'll see if more people tune in next week. 

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

Sherlock (PBS) — Returns Unknown

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2014

Witches of East End (Lifetime) — Returns 2014