Spartacus starts slow, Continuum picks up + 36 other genre shows

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Jan 31, 2013, 10:21 AM EST

This week American Horror Story ended its second season, Spartacus started its final run, and Continuum got a nice second week boost.



Being Human (Syfy) 1.16 million viewers/0.5

Being Human lost a few viewers but held on to its share score in the second week of the season. More viewers and a point or two more in the demo would make it more comfortable, but the score it has isn't too shabby.

Continuum (Syfy) 1.27 million viewers/0.4 

After a rough premiere, Continuum got a nice boost in its second week, pulling up well over the one million-viewer mark and doubling its demo score. It's still not doing as well as Syfy's other Monday night shows, but that's quite a gain for a show with such a slow start.

Lost Girl (Syfy) 1.07 million viewers/0.4

Lost Girl lost both viewers and ratings in the second week of its third season. It's had slumps before, so there's no need to worry yet, but this is the worst it's done since July. 

Revolution (NBC) — OFF

Revolution is on a long midseason break. We won't see it again until March.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD) .28 million viewers/0.1

With just one episode left until the season closes out, Tron: Uprising broke even in both viewers and ratings this week. Those numbers are both still very low, and it's hard not to see this show as being in serious jeopardy.

Shows on Hiatus

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns 2013

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns April 2013

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)


Arrow (CW) 3.14 million viewers/1.1/3 share

Arrow picked up a few viewers and broke even with its rating score for another strong night on the CW.

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) 2.28 million viewers/1.3

American Horror Story closed out its second season with a slight drop in viewers and an even demo score, but the real news is how it compares to season one. The finale for season two was 0.4 ratings points and almost a million viewers down from season one's closing episodes. The show's already got a third season, so there's no reason to really worry yet, but if this trend continues it might not see a fourth.

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) — OFF

Dragons returns to the list next month.

The Neighbors (ABC) 6.42 million viewers/2.0/5 share

The Neighbors got a nice boost in both ratings and viewers this week, keeping it steady on ABC.

Supernatural (CW) 2.01 million viewers/0.9/2 share

Supernatural broke even in ratings but again topped the two million viewer-mark this week, something it didn't do once last season.

Shows on Hiatus

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013



The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — OFF

The Big Bang Theory was off this week.

Person of Interest (CBS) — OFF

Person of Interest was also off.

Elementary (CBS) — OFF

Elementary also took the week off.

Last Resort (ABC) 5.48 million viewers/1.2/3 share

Last Resort closed its brief run with a boost to both its ratings score and its viewership, but it still finished nearly four million viewers down from its premiere, which was underwhelming to begin with. Sadly, it just never had enough momentum to last.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.71 million viewers/1.3/4 share

The Vampire Diaries dropped a bit this week, but remains the best-performing show on its network.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 1.79 million viewers/0.7/2 share

Beauty and the Beast returned for its 2013 debut for its best-performing episode since mid-November. It's still not holding on to much of its lead-in audience, though, so it could be in for trouble as we head into the spring.

Archer (FX) 1.58 million viewers/1.1

Archer lost a few viewers but gained a tenth of a ratings point this week. It's doing better than ever, but how long can it keep it up?

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Touch (Fox) — Returns Feb. 2013

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013

Haven (Syfy) — Returns Unknown



Merlin (Syfy) 1.50 million viewers/0.4

Merlin dipped a bit this week, but continues to have a solid run on Syfy.

Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz) 0.93 million viewers/0.3

Spartacus began its final season with a huge drop in both viewers and ratings. Last season it never dropped below one million viewers. This season it started there, marking its least-watched episode since the fifth episode of the series aired nearly three years ago. It could just be a slow start, but it could also be a sign that this show is already done.

Grimm (NBC) — OFF

Grimm is off until March.

Completed Shows

Fringe (FOX) — Run ended after five seasons



Clone Wars (TOON) 1.83 million viewers/0.5

Clone Wars basically broke even this week for another good Saturday morning.

Shows on Hiatus

Bedlam (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Doctor Who (BBC) — Returns March 30, 2013



Once Upon a Time -- OFF

Once Upon a Time had the week off.

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

666 Park Avenue has been pulled from the ABC lineup. We'll let you know if we find out when those final episodes will hit the airwaves (if they ever do).

The Walking Dead (AMC) — OFF

The Walking Dead is back in February.

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2013

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

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2013