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The Walking Dead returns huge, Helix rises + 47 other genre shows

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Feb 12, 2014, 6:12 PM EST

The Walking Dead's back, and it's as fierce as ever. 

The zombie drama returned Sunday to numbers so big that even prime-time Winter Olympics coverage couldn't touch it. Meanwhile, Helix seems to be finding a rhythm over on Syfy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. picked up a few viewers, and Beauty and the Beast kept struggling.

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


MONDAY, February 3

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 0.98 million viewers/0.4/1 share

Beauty and the Beast picked up more viewers this week and a tenth of a point in its demo score. That's good news if it can keep climbing, but it's still in a hard fight for a third season. 

Almost Human (FOX) - 6.41 million viewers/1.9/5 share

Almost Human returned to a small drop across the board, but it's still doing better than it was a few weeks ago. We'll see if it can find more viewers in the coming weeks, or if it's headed for an early end.

Teen Wolf (MTV) 2.26 million viewers/1.0

Teen Wolf bounced back from a drop last week to hit its best demo score since last summer.

Lost Girl (Syfy) 0.66 million viewers/0.2

Lost Girl took a hard drop and hit its worst demo score ever on Syfy. It's certainly struggling more this season than in the past, but we'll see if it can rebound.

Being Human (Syfy) 1.15 million viewers/0.5

Being Human picked up a few viewers and held its strong demo score for a good week.  

Bitten (Syfy) 0.82 million viewers/0.3

Bitten lost a few viewers but held on to its demo score. We'll see if it can post more gains, or if it's just starting to level off. 

Archer (FX) 1.12 million viewers/0.7

Archer broke even this week for another solid, but not stellar, episode.

Intelligence (CBS) 7.55 million viewers/1.5/4 share

Intelligence picked up more viewers this week for its best night in three weeks. Unfortunately, its demo score was stagnant, so it's still on dangerous ground.

The Following (FOX) 5.84 million viewers/1.9/5 share

The Following dropped a few more viewers this week, but it's still putting up strong numbers overall. 


Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns March 3

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns June 2014

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) — Returns Fall 2014

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Under the Dome (CBS) — Returns 2014


TUESDAY, February 4

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 6.62 million viewers/2.2/6 share

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. picked up a few viewers but held steady in its demo score, which tied for third place on the night in broadcast shows. The ratings still don't look fantastic, but this show has a strong shot at sticking around.

Person of Interest (CBS) 12.35 million viewers/2.1/6 share

Person of Interest lost a few viewers but picked up a small gain in its demo score for another solid night. 

Supernatural (CW) 2.46 million viewers/1.0/3 share

Supernatural took a drop in viewers and demo but still held strong for The CW.

The Originals (CW) 2.10 million viewers/0.9/2 share

The Originals dropped again this week, but its numbers are still strong overall. 

Ravenswood (ABC Family) 1.39 million viewers/0.5

Ravenswood closed out its season with a nice boost across the board for its best night since early January. It didn't finish as strong as it started, but these numbers might still be enough to earn it a second season. We'll see. 


WEDNESDAY, February 5

Arrow (CW) 2.86 million viewers/1.0/3 share

Arrow took a bit of a drop this week but still put up strong numbers. 

Revolution (NBC) -- OFF

The Tomorrow People (CW) -- 1.39 million viewers/0.5/1 share

The Tomorrow People dropped again after an encouraging boost last week. It's still teetering, but cancellation is far from certain. 

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) 1.87 million viewers/0.4

Dragons got another strong boost this week for  one of its best episodes all season. 

Shows on Hiatus

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns Fall 2014


THURSDAY, February 6

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 17.53 million viewers/5.2/15 share  

The Big Bang Theory finally lost a Thursday night, coming in second to Olympics coverage, but it still put up very good numbers.

Elementary (CBS) 9.45 million viewers/1.8/5 share

Elementary dropped a bit, which isn't surprising given that it faced the Olympics, but its numbers were still solid.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.16 million viewers/0.9/3 share

The Vampire Diaries also took a small drop this week, but not enough to damage it.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) -- Returns March 6

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FXX) — Returns 2014


FRIDAY, February 7

Grimm (NBC) -- OFF 

The Neighbors (ABC) -- OFF

Helix (Syfy) 1.33 million viewers/0.5

Helix picked up viewers and a tenth of a demo point for its best night since the series premiere. Momentum seems to be working in this show's favor. 

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Dracula (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns February 28

Haven (Syfy) — Returns Fall 2014


SATURDAY, February 8

Atlantis (BBCA) 0.19 million viewers/0.1


Atlantis hit a new low in viewers this week, but also picked up in the demo. We'll see how the season finale does.

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns Fall 2014

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 19

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, February 9

Sherlock (PBS) -- Ratings pending

We still don't have episode three numbers, but we do know that Sherlock's second episode back drew a strong 4.22 million viewers and a demo score of 0.9. 

The Walking Dead (AMC) 15.76 million viewers/8.2

The Walking Dead had a predictably awesome midseason return, with viewership nearly as high as the record-setting season premiere, and a demo score big enough to beat prime-time Olympics coverage by a full point. This show remains a powerhouse.

Once Upon a Time (ABC) -- Returns March 9

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2014

Witches of East End (Lifetime) — Returns 2014