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Save Me starts low, Bates Motel ends high + 44 other genre shows

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May 29, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT

Most of our shows are ending their seasons, but the first of our summer shows just arrived.

This week NBC debuted the supernaturally tinged comedy Save Me, and things didn't go too well. Meanwhile Bates Motel ended its season with a big boost, Defiance got a big gain on Syfy, and Hannibal continued to fight for more viewers.

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


MONDAY, May 20

Defiance (Syfy) 1.94 million viewers/0.8

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Defiance dropped a few viewers but got a big boost to its demo score for a very strong week.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 1.08 million viewers/0.4

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Warehouse 13 lost viewers this week, but held on to its rating for a solid broadcast.

Bates Motel (A&E) 2.69 million viewers/1.2

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Bates Motel closed out its first season with a big boost to its demo score and a nice ratings boost. Looks like A&E definitely has a winner on its hands.

Revolution (NBC) 5.64 million viewers/1.9/5 share

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Revolution gained a few viewers but broke even in its demo score for a not-bad but not-great week.

Shows on Hiatus

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns June 7, 2013

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns June 3, 2013

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)



Grimm (NBC) 5.22 million viewers/1.7/5 share

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Grimm lost a few viewers but held on to its demo score for a season finale that was a (slight) improvement over last year's closure. We'll see if season three can keep the growth going.



Shows on Hiatus

Arrow (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns June 19, 2013

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October, 2013

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) — Returns Sept. 10, 2013

The Neighbors (ABC) — Returns Fall 2013

Supernatural (CW) — Returns Fall 2013



Hannibal (NBC) 2.69 million viewers/1.0/3 share

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Hannibal gained some viewers but tied its lowest ratings point this week. Its future is far from certain, but it's still fighting.

Save Me (NBC) 3.18 million viewers/0.7/3 share

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Save Me had a rough season premire, losing in the ratings to reruns of other shows in its timeslot. Maybe it'll climb throughout the summer, but a start like this isn't a great sign.

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns Unknown

Beauty and the Beast (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Elementary (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Haven (Syfy) — Returns 2013

Person of Interest (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

The Vampire Diaries (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013

Canceled Shows

Last Resort (ABC)

Zero Hour (ABC)


FRIDAY, May 24

Merlin (Syfy) 1.36 million viewers/0.3

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Merlin held on to its rating score and picked up a few viewers for a strong start to its two-part season finale.

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) -- OFF

Completed Shows

Fringe (FOX) — Run ended after five seasons

Spartacus (Starz) — Run ended.

Canceled Shows

Cult (CW)

Touch (FOX)



Orphan Black (BBCA) 0.25 million viewers/0.1

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Orphan Black took a bit of drop this week, but season two is already imminent.

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns 2013

Canceled Shows

Bedlam (BBC)

Clone Wars (TOON) 


SUNDAY, May 26

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

666 Park Avenue's final four episodes will show up this summer on ABC, then it's done.

Game of Thrones (HBO) -- OFF

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns June 9, 2013

Once Upon a Time (ABC) — Returns Fall, 2013

True Blood (HBO) — Returns June 16, 2013

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns Fall, 2013