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Walking Dead ends strong, S.H.I.E.L.D. gets boost + 43 other genre shows

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Dec 4, 2013, 4:48 PM EST

Even the Thanksgiving holiday weekend couldn't slow down The Walking Dead

The record-breaking zombie drama finished its 2013 run with another dominating episode, though its midseason return next year might produce even better numbers. Meanwhile, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got its best ratings night in weeks, Almost Human took another drop, Supernatural stayed strong and quite a few of our shows just took the week off. 

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


MONDAY, November 25

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 6.56 million viewers/2.2/6 share

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Sleepy Hollow took a drop across the board this week for its worst night ever, but the numbers still weren't dismal, and it was a holiday week. We'll see if it can finish 2013 strong. 

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 0.74 million viewers/0.3/1 share

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Beauty and the Beast got a small boost in viewers this week but no gain in its demo score. The show ends 2013 on a struggling note. We'll see if 2014 can save it.

Almost Human (FOX) 6.12 million viewers/1.9/5 share

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Almost Human took its second straight drop across the board this week, and it's now more than a full point down in the key demo from its strong series premiere. That doesn't mean it's doomed, though. These numbers are still not bad. We'll see if it can stabilize.  


Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns 2014

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns June 2014

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns January, 2014

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Under the Dome (CBS) — Returns 2014

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns 2014


TUESDAY, November 26

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 9.69 million viewers/2.6/8 share

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally started to rebound last week after quite a few ratings drops, and this week that rebound continued. The series got a big boost in viewers and an encouragingly higher key demo score for its best night in weeks. It's still not back in the territory of that stellar series premiere, but it does seem to be proving that it can still pull in new and/or returning viewers.

Person of Interest (CBS) 11.89 million viewers/2.2/6 share 

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Person of Interest lost viewers again this week but got an encouraging boost to its demo score as its big November sweeps event came to an end. It's got one episode left in 2013, and then we'll see it next year.   

Supernatural (CW) 2.39 million viewers/1.1/2 share 

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Supernatural rebounded this week after a slight drop last week, proving once again that it's still got plenty of stamina nearly a decade into its run. 

The Originals (CW) 2.38 million viewers/1.1/3 share

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The Originals more or less broke even with its last episode for a solid week. 

Ravenswood (ABC Family) -- OFF


WEDNESDAY, November 27

American Horror Story: Coven (FX) -- OFF 

Arrow (CW) -- OFF

Revolution (NBC) -- OFF

The Tomorrow People (CW) -- OFF


THURSDAY, November 28

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) -- OFF 

Elementary (CBS)  -- OFF

The Vampire Diaries (CW) -- OFF

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) -- OFF

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) -- OFF

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns 2014

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns 2014

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FX) — Returns Unknown


FRIDAY, November 29

Dracula (NBC) 2.84 million viewers/0.9/3 share

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Dracula came back from a week off and basically broke even, despite holiday weekend chaos. That stability is a good sign, but these numbers are so low that stability might not end up mattering. 

Grimm (NBC) 5.73 million viewers/1.3/4 share

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Grimm took a drop this week, but it's been down lower than this before, and this episode did air on Black Friday, so for the moment we can probably rest easy. 

Haven (Syfy) -- OFF stabi

The Neighbors (ABC) - OFF 

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014


SATURDAY, November 30

Atlantis (BBCA) 0.29 million viewers/0.1


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Atlantis took what looks like a huge drop in its second week, but we have to remember that its premiere lead-in was the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. These numbers are much lower, yes, but they're comparable to some episode of Orphan Black, and that show managed to get a second season, so there's no need to worry yet.

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns December 25

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 2014

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, December 1

The Walking Dead (AMC) 12.05 million viewers/6.1

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The Walking Dead got a nice boost for its midseason finale, dominating Sunday-night cable once again. These numbers weren't on par with the record-breaking season premiere, but there's always the 2014 premiere for that. 

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 6.64 million viewers/1.9/5 share

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Once Upon a Time returned from a week off to numbers that were basically even with where it was when we last left it. It's not doomed, but it's certainly not the show it once was. 

Witches of East End (Lifetime) 1.39 million viewers/0.5

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Witches of East End hit a new low in viewers and tied its lowest-ever demo score. We'll see if these numbers can perk up for the midseason finale. 

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2014