Walking Dead dominates, Horror Story falls + 34 other genre shows

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

It was another big week for some TV shows, while others slipped further and further into obscurity. The Big Bang Theory once again set a high in viewers, while The Walking Dead continued to dominate Sunday night. But things weren't so good for shows like 666 Park Avenue, Last Resort and even Beauty and the Beast, all of which are slipping as we head toward the holiday break.

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


Revolution (NBC) 7.34 million viewers/2.8/7 share

Revolution hit a new low in both viewers and rating but still managed to tie for third on the night. We'll see if it can finish strong ahead of a long winter hiatus.

Shows on Hiatus

Alphas (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns Jan. 14, 2013

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns 2013

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns April 2013


Arrow (CW)3.75 million viewers/1.3/4 share

Arrow bounced back after a big dip last week, tying its highest rating so far and proving it's still alive and well at The CW.

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)2.64 million viewers/1.8

American Horror Story gained both viewers and ratings this week, but still managed to lose the top cable spot for the first time since it returned. Duck Dynasty managed to beat it, but it's still going strong for FX, so no worries.

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON)— OFF

Dragons took a week off. More new episodes coming soon.

The Neighbors (ABC)6.87 million viewers/2.1/6 share

The Neighbors got a big bounce back this week after a rather large slump last week, but still managed to get beat by almost every non-CW show on the air. That doesn't mean it's doomed, of course, but its future is still uncertain.

Supernatural (CW)2.32 million viewers/1.0/2 share

Supernatural once again posted a gain this week, proving that it's still got plenty of power nearly a decade after its debut.

Shows on Hiatus

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013


The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 16.68 million viewers/5.1/15 share

The Big Bang Theory lost a tenth of a ratings point, but picked up more than half a million extra viewers to again take the Thursday night crown and set its highest viewership mark ever.

Person of Interest (CBS) 14.87 million viewers/2.9/8 share

Person of Interest also picked up quite a few more viewers, cementing CBS' dominance yet again on Thursday night.

Elementary (CBS) 10.90 million viewers/2.2/6 share

Elementary picked up viewers again but lost a bit in its rating score. Even so, it won its timeslot easily.

Last Resort (ABC) 5.98 million viewers/1.4/4 share

Last Resort returned from a week off to a new low in viewers but a small gain in ratings. But that wasn't enough to keep it from finishing dead last in its timeslot. More trouble for an already troubled series.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 3.02 million viewers/1.5/4 share

The Vampire Diaries lost a few viewers but held on to its ratings score to beat a Big Three show (Last Resort) in its timeslot. More good news for The CW.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 1.84 million viewers/0.7/2 share

Beauty and the Beast bounced back a bit from a slump last week but still didn't capitalize too much on its big Vampire Diaries lead-in. It's doing about as well at this point as The Secret Circle, the show that used to have its timeslot, was doing last year, and that show was canceled. That doesn't mean Beauty is on its way out, but it's not good.

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Touch (Fox) — Returns Oct. 26, 2012

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013


Haven (Syfy)1.60 million viewers/0.4

Haven gained a few viewers but lost a little off its ratings score this week. Still, its performance overall has been good enough to earn it a renewal from Syfy, so a little slump isn't much to worry about this week.

Fringe (FOX) 2.47 million viewers/0.9/3 share

Fringe lost a few viewers but broke even with its rating this week. It looks poised to stay mostly consistent all the way through to its series finale, which is probably just fine by its loyal fans.

Grimm (NBC)5.21 million viewers/1.7/5 share

Grimm fell back a bit again but still finished second in its timeslot. Nothing to worry about unless the slump continues past the holidays.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD) — OFF

Tron: Uprising had the week off.

Shows on Hiatus

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns January 2013

Merlin (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Spartacus (Starz) — Returns January 25, 2013


Bedlam (BBC)0.06 million viewers/0.0

Bedlam managed to post a little gain for its season-two U.S. finale, but its performance was never very robust. We'll have to see if it can stick around for a third year on American TV.

Clone Wars (TOON)1.73 million viewers/0.4

Clone Wars gained viewers, lost ratings, but stayed strong overall for Cartoon Network.

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) — Returns December 2012


Once Upon a Time (ABC)8.75 million viewers/2.7/7 share

Once Upon a Time suffered its first big drop of the season Sunday, losing its Sunday night crown for the first time this season. It's had drops like that before, though, and it was still one of the most-watched scripted shows of the night, so there's nothing much to worry about.

666 Park Avenue (ABC)3.90 million viewers/1.2/3 share

666 Park Avenue hit another big low this week. Last week it finished dead last in ratings. This week it finished dead last in both ratings and viewers. This one seems doomed.

The Walking Dead (AMC)10.37 million viewers/5.6

The Walking Dead got a big boost this week after a major plot twist last week made viewers take notice. It was the highest-rated show since the season premiere, and it once again beat everything but football.

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2013

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns March 31, 2013

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2013