Thrones starts high, Walking Dead ends higher + 40 other genre shows

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Jan 25, 2016, 4:21 PM EST (Updated)

It was a big, big week for TV geeks.

Three of the biggest genre shows on TV rolled out pivotal episodes, and all three of them did very well. The Walking Dead hit a new series high with its season-three finale, while Game of Thrones also set a series record with its season-three premiere. Meanwhile Doctor Who and Orphan Black also put up strong numbers, and The Neighbors got a boost for its season finale.

MONDAY, March 25th

Being Human (Syfy) 1.16 million viewers/0.6

Being Human got a nice boost in viewers and an even nicer boost in ratings, for its best week in two months.

Lost Girl (Syfy) 0.82 million viewers/0.3

Lost Girl dipped a bit again this week, but the numbers are still pretty solid, and it's easily rebounded from slumps like this before.

Bates Motel (A&E) 2.84 million viewers/1.3

Every time a new show has a strong debut we have to hold our breath and see how it does in the second week. Well, Bates Motel fans can breathe easy. The A&E series only lost a few of week one's viewers, and more importantly it broke even with its demo rating. This one's still strong.

Revolution (NBC) 7.03 million viewers/2.6/7 share

After a very, very long hiatus Revolution returned to NBC last Monday with strong but not stellar numbers. It was one of the show's worst-rated episodes so far, but it still won its timeslot in demo score, so it's definitely still got some fight in it.

Shows on Hiatus

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns June 3, 2013

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns April 2013

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)


WEDNESDAY, March 27th

Arrow (CW) 2.65 million viewers/0.9/3 share

Arrow took a drop in both viewers and ratings for its least-watched episode ever. But it still did pretty well compared to other CW series, and it's already got another season on the way, so no need to worry. 

The Neighbors (ABC) 5.52 million viewers/1.5/5 share

The Neighbors got a boost to its viewers and its ratings for the season finale. Its future is still uncertain, but it wouldn't be surprising to see it get a renewal.

Supernatural (CW) 2.23 million viewers/1.0/3 share

Supernatural broke even in ratings but got a nice boost to viewers, for another good week.

Shows on Hiatus

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns Fall 2013

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) — Returns Unknown


THURSDAY, March 28th

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) -- OFF

Person of Interest (CBS) -- OFF

Elementary (CBS) -- OFF

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.46 million viewers/1.2/4 share

The Vampire Diaries took a dip this week, but remains on top of the CW ladder.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 1.50 million viewers/0.6/2 share

Beauty and the Beast lost viewers but held on to its ratings score. Its future remains uncertain.

Archer (FX) 1.38 million viewers/0.9

Archer got another boost this week for another strong episode.

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013

Haven (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Last Resort (ABC)

Zero Hour (ABC)


FRIDAY, March 29th

Touch (FOX) 2.37 million viewers/0.5/2 share

Touch took another drop this week for its lowest-rated episode ever. It very likely won't be around much longer.

Merlin (Syfy) -- OFF (Returns May 3)

Spartacus: War of the Damned -- OFF

Grimm (NBC) 4.86 million viewers/1.4/4 share

Grimm lost a few viewers but held its demo score. Not bad for a week when it had to go head to head with March Madness.

Cult (CW) 0.54 million viewers/0.1/0share

Cult took another drop for its least-watched and lowest-rated episode ever.

Completed Shows

Fringe (FOX) — Run ended after five seasons


SATURDAY, March 30th

Doctor Who (BBCA) 1.49 million viewers/0.6

Doctor Who returned for its 2013 run to more high ratings and one of its best BBC America viewerships ever. We'll see if audiences continue to show love for Clara Oswald.

Orphan Black (BBCA) 0.68 million viewers/0.3

It couldn't touch Doctor Who, but the new series Orphan Black had a very respectable Saturday debut. We'll see if it can hold on to those numbers.

Shows on Hiatus

Bedlam (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Clone Wars (TOON) 


SUNDAY, March 31st

Once Upon a Time (ABC) --OFF

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

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

The Walking Dead (AMC) 12.41 million viewers/6.4

The Walking Dead closed out its third season with another record-setting episode, hitting new highs in both viewers and ratings and dominating Sunday night once again. It seems like there's no limit to how high this show can climb, but can the season-four premiere this fall possibly top this?

Game of Thrones (HBO) 4.4 million viewers/2.4

Though it couldn't touch Walking Dead levels, Game of Thrones also returned to a series high in viewers and ratings, earning it an early fourth-season order. Last year the show started strong and ended stronger. This year the show hit a new high even when facing off against AMC's zombies, so now the question is: Can it keep rising?

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2013

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2013