Revolution debuts big, Doctor Who picks up + 27 other genre shows

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

The fall shows have arrived! Well, not all of them, but the flood has definitely begun. This week NBC's much-anticipated new drama Revolution debuted to big numbers, while over on Syfy Haven had a big first night to kick off its third season. Meanwhile, we say goodbye to Wilfred and Doctor Who gets a boost.

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


Revolution (NBC) 11.65 million viewers/4.1/11 share

After months of anticipation, the pilot episode of Revolution delivered big results for NBC, putting up huge viewer and rating numbers for its premiere and finishing second on the night behind only its lead-in show, NBC's singing competition series The Voice. Of course, premieres are always subject to potentially big dropoffs, so we'll see how much of this audience the show can hold on to.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 1.32 million viewers/0.4

Warehouse 13 dropped a few viewers this week, but perhaps more worrisome is the 0.1 drop it took in its demo rating. That's never something a show like this wants to see, particularly cable shows whose scores aren't that high to begin with. But there's still a few episodes left, and that means room for improvement.

Alphas (Syfy) 1.3 million viewers/0.4

Alphas held on to most of its viewers but took the same demo drop that Warehouse 13 did. Again, that's never something you want to see when the rating wasn't that huge to begin with, but it's not something disastrous. We'll see how next week goes.

Grimm (NBC) — OFF

Grimm was off again this week, and it's about to move to Fridays. We'll see it again Sept. 28.

Shows on Hiatus

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

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns 2013


Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON)1.79 million viewers/0.3

Dragons dropped in viewers again and took a drop in its ratings score as well. That's not good, but the show is still among the top series on its network, so there's not much to worry about at this point.


Shows on Hiatus

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October 2012

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013


Saving Hope (NBC) — ONLINE ONLY

Saving Hope will move to our "On Hiatus" column next week while we await a decision on its future from NBC. It's not officially canceled yet, but it likely will be. In the meantime, if you happen to get CTV, you'll be able to see season two.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD)—OFF

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

Wilfred (FX)0.54 million viewers/0.3

Wilfred's season-two premiere garnered an impressive 2.52 million viewers. For its second episode it suffered a steep drop to a still-solid 1.45 million viewers. For its season finale just 10 weeks later, the show was down to 0.54 million. In the final three weeks of its season it hit new record lows every week, and now it's in trouble. Maybe the viewers added in Live + 7 Day numbers can add enough of a boost to save the show, and maybe FX will decide to save it anyway, but either way Wilfred's in a bad, bad place right now.

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


Haven (Syfy)2.0 million viewers/0.5

Haven returned this week with a third-season premiere that topped the second-season premiere by about 120,000 viewers, and topped the second-season finale by 800,000 viewers. When you look back and realize that this show's series premiere was 2.34 million viewers, you see a series with remarkable consistency. At least, so far. We'll see how the rest of the season goes.

Shows On Hiatus

Clone Wars (TOON) — Returns September 2012

Fringe (Fox) — Returns Sept. 28, 2012

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns January 2013

Merlin (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Spartacus (Starz) — Returns Unknown

Supernatural (CW) — Returns Oct. 3, 2012


Doctor Who (BBC)1.00 million viewers/0.4

Doctor Who got a small gain for the penultimate episode of this batch of shows, getting back to the 1 million mark and holding on to its demo rating. The fall finale is just days away. We'll see if the exit of the Ponds can bring heftier Live + Same Day numbers.


Shows On Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2013

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

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

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2013

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