True Blood ends strong, Continuum rises + 49 other genre shows

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Aug 22, 2013

Our summer shows are winding down, and this week it was True Blood's turn to take a bow.

The sexy vampire drama concluded another strong season on HBO Sunday with solid numbers, though it couldn't keep up with the phenomenon that is Breaking Bad. Meanwhile, Being Human signed off on BBC America for the last time, Continuum got a nice boost on the way to its second season finale, and Teen Wolf kept going strong.

We've also taken some time this week to update all our hiatus shows with current information on when they'll be back, so if you're anxious to know the return date of any of your favorite fall shows, including some that have moved to different days of the week, check out the list below.

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


MONDAY, August 12

Teen Wolf (MTV) 1.91 million viewers/0.8

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Teen Wolf lost a few viewers but held its demo score for another good week. 

Under the Dome (CBS) 10.36 million viewers/2.4/7 share

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Under the Dome slipped again to hit new lows in both viewers and demo score for the second straight week. It might be a sign that the show's headed for a bigger decline, but for now it's still going rather strong even with the drop.

Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns 2014

Beauty and the Beast (CW) — Returns October 7

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns June 2014

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)


TUESDAY, August 13

Shows on Hiatus

Dreamworks Dragons (TOON) — Returns September 10

Person of Interest (CBS) — Returns September 24

Supernatural (CW) — Returns October 8


WEDNESDAY, August 14

Futurama (Comedy) 1.06 million viewers/0.6

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Futurama slipped this week after a nice boost last week, and hit its lowest viewership in more than a month. We'll see if the final few episodes do better.

Shows on Hiatus

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October 9

Arrow (CW) — Returns October 9

Revolution (NBC) — Returns September 25


THURSDAY, August 15

Wilfred (FX) 0.64 million viewers/0.3


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Wilfred got a nice boost to its viewership for its most-watched show since late June. These numbers put it closer to where it was last season, when it got renewed, so let's hope the climb continues.

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns 2014

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — Returns September 26

Elementary (CBS) — Returns September 26

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns 2014

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

The Vampire Diaries (CW) — Returns October 3

Canceled Shows

Last Resort (ABC)

Save Me (NBC) 


FRIDAY, August 16

Continuum (Syfy) 1.16 million viewers/0.4

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Continuum got a small boost to viewers and added a tenth of a point to its demo score as it ramps up to the season finale. We'll see if it can go even higher.

Shows On Hiatus

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Grimm (NBC) — Returns October 25

Haven (Syfy) — Returns September 13

The Neighbors (ABC) — Returns September 20

Completed Shows

Fringe (FOX) — Run ended after five seasons

Merlin (Syfy) — Run ended.

Spartacus (Starz) — Run ended.

Canceled Shows

Cult (CW)

Touch (FOX)


SATURDAY, August 17

Being Human (BBCA) 0.14 million viewers/0.0

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Being Human picked up a few more viewers for its series finale in the U.S. It never got many viewers this time out, but hopefully the loyal fans enjoyed the last ride. 

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns November 23

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 2014

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014

Completed Shows

Primeval: New World (Syfy) 

Sinbad (Syfy) 

Canceled Shows

666 Park Avenue (ABC)

Bedlam (BBC)

Clone Wars (TOON) 

Zero Hour (ABC)


SUNDAY, August 18

True Blood (HBO) 4.13 million viewers/2.3

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True Blood got a nice boost to its viewers and its demo score for its season finale, but it still lost the night to Breaking Bad. We'll see Sookie and friends again next year.

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

Once Upon a Time (ABC) — Returns September 29

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns October 13


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