Thrones takes a hit, Awake gets a boost + 23 other genre shows

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

All the fall shows are done for the year, and many of the spring shows are bowing out to make way for summer programming, but that doesn't mean we don't have stuff to talk about. This week, Awake ended its run with a boost, while Game of Thrones took a hard fall against the NBA Finals on Sunday night.

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



We now have word that we won't be seeing any more of Alcatraz. Neither of Fox's Monday-night genre dramas survived the season, which might explain why no new genre shows made the cut for the 2012-2013 season on this network.

Being Human (Syfy)—SEASON ENDED

Being Human closed out its second season with lower numbers than its first, but its performance this year was enough to earn it a third go-round from Syfy. We'll see it next year.

Lost Girl (Syfy)1.15 million viewers/0.3

Lost Girl had a rough week courtesy of the NBA finals. Basketball ruled cable Monday night, which left this show with a .2 dip in ratings and a few thousand viewers down. It's the lowest-rated broadcast of the series' Syfy run so far, but we can chalk this one up to stiff competition.


Terra Nova is officially extinct. Netflix backed out and the cast is moving on to other gigs. It was fun while it lasted.

Eureka (Syfy)1.62 million viewers/0.4

Eureka also suffered at the hands of the NBA. It picked up a few viewers, but thanks to a lower percentage of people watching it overall, it also hit a season low in rating. We'll see if it bounces back next week.



The River is officially over. Low numbers doomed this one early.


American Horror Story (FX)—SEASON ENDED

No worries for American Horror Story. Season two is on the way, and all we have to do is wait.


The Big Bang Theory (CBS)—SEASON ENDED

The Big Bang Theory had a great year, setting new series viewership and rating records more than once. Now we just wait for season six.

Person of Interest (CBS)—SEASON ENDED

Person of Interest had a very impressive first season overall, even if it did drop a bit in the final weeks. We'll see it again in the fall.

The Vampire Diaries (CW)—SEASON ENDED

The Vampire Diaries is done for the season. This year wasn't quite as successful as the last, but it was enough to merit renewal. We'll see it again in the fall.

The Secret Circle (CW)—CANCELED

The Secret Circle made it a full season on The CW, but that's all it gets.

Awake (NBC)2.87 million viewers/0.9/2 share

Awake got a nice boost for its series finale, picking up two tenths of a ratings point and more than 600,000 viewers as it said goodbye after only 13 episodes. By the end of its travels on NBC, the show had lost more than half its premiere viewership and rating, so it's not surprising to see it go, but some of us will still miss it.

Touch (FOX)—OFF

Touch was off this week. The two-part season finale airs Thursday night.



A Gifted Man is over. After months of speculation that it wouldn't survive, CBS pulled the plug.


Chuck signed off for the last time, and we'll miss it. It wasn't a ratings-heavy program, but boy was it fun.


Fringe won a fifth and final season after a long and often troubling fourth year on the air. Now all we have to do is sit back and wait for the conclusion.


Grimm had a good first-year run. We'll see it again in the fall.

Supernatural (CW)—SEASON ENDED

Supernatural bowed out for the year last week. Season eight is on the way.


Clone Wars ended on a high note. Season five returns later this year.

Sanctuary (Syfy)—CANCELED

We now have word that the fourth season of Sanctuary was the final. Four seasons is definitely a respectable run, but we'll still miss it.

Merlin (Syfy)—SEASON ENDED

No more Merlin until season five, but the show had a good year on this side of the pond.

Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz)—SEASON ENDED

Spartacus is done for the year, but it had a good season. Here's hoping Starz thinks it was good enough for another year of gladiatorial awesomeness.


The Walking Dead (AMC)—SEASON ENDED

The Walking Dead ended its second season by shattering cable ratings records yet again. Now we wait to see if season three will be just as big.

Once Upon a Time (ABC)—SEASON ENDED

Once Upon a Time had a great first year on Sunday nights. Season two is on the way.

Game of Thrones (HBO)3.38 million viewers/1.6

Game of Thrones lost the Sunday night ratings crown to the NBA finals for the second week in a row, and this time it also suffered a pretty hefty ratings drop. The show lost nearly half a point from last week, and almost half a million viewers, for its least-watched and lowest-rated broadcast this year. But even with that drop, the show is still having a massive season, and the finale Sunday night should give it another boost.