True Blood starts high, Falling Skies drops + 47 other genre shows

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Jun 19, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

One of HBO's top shows is back, and it still has its bite.

True Blood kicked off its sixth season Sunday with very strong numbers, though it couldn't match season premieres past. Meanwhile, TNT's Falling Skies took a very sharp fall in the second week of its third season, Zero Hour returned to burn off its final episodes on Saturday nights, Hannibal hit a new low, and Defiance and Warehouse 13 both got boosts.

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


MONDAY, June 10

Defiance (Syfy) 1.90 million viewers/0.6

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Defiance held on to its rating score and got a boost in viewers, putting it in better position to post a strong end to its first season.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 1.66 million viewers/0.5

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Warehouse 13 got a very nice boost this week after a bit of a slump, picking up both viewers and two tenths of a point in its demo score. 

Teen Wolf (MTV) 2.10 million viewers/1.0

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Teen Wolf dropped a few viewers in its second season-three episode, but it held on to its demo score for a very good week.

Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns 2014

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Revolution (NBC) — Returns Fall 2013

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)


TUESDAY, June 11

Shows on Hiatus

Grimm (NBC) — Returns Fall 2013



Shows on Hiatus

Arrow (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns June 19, 2013

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October, 2013

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) — Returns Sept. 10, 2013

The Neighbors (ABC) — Returns Fall 2013

Supernatural (CW) — Returns Fall 2013



Hannibal (NBC) 2.10 million viewers/0.7/2 share

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Hannibal  hit a new low for the second week in a row, but it was competing with the NBA Finals this week. Plus, it's still getting traction beyond same-day viewers, and it's got a second season to look forward to.

Save Me (NBC) 2.15 million viewers/0.5/2 share

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Save Me slipped to a new low across the board this week, continuuing a pattern that suggests this one won't be around much longer.

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns Unknown

Beauty and the Beast (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Elementary (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Haven (Syfy) — Returns 2013

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Person of Interest (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

The Vampire Diaries (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013

Canceled Shows

Last Resort (ABC)


FRIDAY, June 14

Continuum (Syfy) 1.27 million viewers/0.4

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Continuum lost a few viewers in its second week back, but it's still doing better on Friday night than it did on almost any Monday night last season. 

Shows On Hiatus

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Completed Shows

Fringe (FOX) — Run ended after five seasons

Merlin (Syfy) — Run ended.

Spartacus (Starz) — Run ended.

Canceled Shows

Cult (CW)

Touch (FOX)



Sinbad (Syfy) 1.00 million viewers/0.3

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Sinbad lost a few viewers but retained a very strong portion of its audience in its second week.

Primeval: New World (Syfy) 1.19 million viewers/0.3

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Primeval: New World also proved it could hold on to viewers in week two, losing a few but still posting a strong Saturday.

Zero Hour (ABC) 1.77 million viewers/0.4/2 share

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Zero Hour's already been canceled, but ABC's giving its fans a chance to see the final episodes this summer. Not surprisingly, the numbers it's putting up are quite low.

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns 2013

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Bedlam (BBC)

Clone Wars (TOON) 


SUNDAY, June 16

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

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

True Blood (HBO) 4.52 million viewers/2.4


True Blood returned Sunday for its sixth season, and put up some very strong numbers to win the Sunday night cable battle. It's not where it was last season, though. It lost more than half a million viewers and half a ratings point from last season's premiere, and if it keeps up numbers on this level it's now firmly in second place behind Game of Thrones on the HBO ladder.

Falling Skies (TNT) 2.79 million viewers/1.0

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Falling Skies took a rather steep drop in the second week of its third season, losing more than 1 million viewers and half a point off its demo score. It could be a fleeting slump, but it could also be the start of a trend. We'll see if the show can bounce back.

Shows on Hiatus

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns 2014

Once Upon a Time (ABC) — Returns Fall, 2013

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns Fall, 2013