Zero Hour starts weak, Big Bang stays strong + 37 other genre shows

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Feb 20, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

If you were hoping for another genre hit with ABC's Zero Hour, you might not be too happy with its debut ratings.

Meanwhile, The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory continue to dominate their respective nights, and Once Upon a Time continues to show signs of struggling on Sundays.

Check out our numbers and commentary below for more on how your favorite shows did last week in Live + Same Day viewers and ratings.

MONDAY, February 11

Being Human (Syfy) 1.11 million viewers/0.5

Being Human bounced back a little from last week's drop, but not much. We'll see if it keeps climbing. 

Continuum (Syfy) 1.03 million viewers/0.3 

Continuum dropped again for its worst performance since the premiere. It could just be a dry spell, but it's on the verge of becoming a trend.

Lost Girl (Syfy) 0.85 million viewers/0.3

Lost Girl picked up a handful of viewers but dropped a tenth of a point of its ratings score for another very weak performance. This show's been down before, though, so it's not hard to imagine it getting back up again.

Revolution (NBC) — OFF

Revolution is on a long midseason break. We won't see it again until March.

Shows on Hiatus

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns 2013

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns April 2013

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)

WEDNESDAY, February 13

Arrow (CW) 3.29 million viewers/1.1/3 share

Arrow got a nice boost this week for its best performance all month. No reason to worry about this one.

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) 1.48 million viewers/0.3

Dragons basically broke even for another very low week. It hasn't been the same since its midseason break, but there's still plenty of time for a rebound (and a second season is already on the way).

The Neighbors (ABC) 5.89 million viewers/1.7/5 share

The Neighbors took a drop in viewers again but held on to its ratings score. This one might be in jeopardy, but for now other shows are far bigger worries.

Supernatural (CW) 2.41 million viewers/1.0/3 share

Supernatural picked up still more viewers this week for another very successful broadcast.

Shows on Hiatus

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns Fall 2013


THURSDAY, February 14

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 17.89 million viewers/5.5/18 share

The Big Bang Theory dropped in both viewers and ratings but still managed to clobber the rest of the Thursday-night lineup.

Person of Interest (CBS) 14.87 million viewers/3.0/8 share

Person of Interest dropped a tenth of a ratings point but had an otherwise strong week.

Elementary (CBS) 10.98 million viewers/2.3/7 share

Elementary got a nice boost this week to maintain CBS dominance in all of Thursday's timeslots.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.31 million viewers/1.0/3 share

The Vampire Diaries dropped yet again to post its lowest numbers of the season so far. Fans shouldn't worry yet, though. It's had worse than this before, and it's always bounced back.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 1.40 million viewers/0.5/1 share

Beauty and the Beast also dropped off more this week for its worst night since December. This one's in danger, but it could still fight its way to a second season.

Archer (FX) 1.15 million viewers/0.8

Archer dropped again this week. It's been steadily declining since its rather strong premiere, but so far none of those declines have been disastrous.

Zero Hour (ABC) 6.38 million viewers/1.4/4 share

ABC opted to trot out Zero Hour on a highly competitive Thursday night, where they're looking for a show to anchor their lineup after the disappointment of Last Resort. Sadly, the Anthony Edwards-led series couldn't even muster numbers to compete with Last Resort''s own medicore premiere, pulling in about 3 million fewer viewers on its way to getting clobbered by The Big Bang Theory and American Idol. There's always a chance that a timeslot change or word of mouth could spur some growth, but given what happened with the last show ABC had in this timeslot, things don't look good.

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013

Haven (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Last Resort (CBS)


FRIDAY, February 15

Touch (FOX) 2.56 million viewers/0.7/2 share

After a very, very week season-two premiere, Touch came back for its second episode and fell even further, dropping below 3 million viewers for the first time in its history. If this keeps up, it seems certain that this show doesn't have a future.

Merlin (Syfy) 1.33 million viewers/0.4

Merlin dropped a few viewers but held on to its rating for another solid week.

Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz) — OFF

Spartacus was off this week.

Grimm (NBC) — OFF

Grimm is off until March.

Completed Shows

Fringe (FOX) — Run ended after five seasons


SATURDAY, February 16

Clone Wars (TOON) 1.63 million viewers/0.5

Clone Wars returned from a week off to a slight decrease, but stayed strong. There are plenty of prime-time shows on cable that are jealous of what this show does on Saturday mornings. 

Shows on Hiatus

Bedlam (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Doctor Who (BBC) — Returns March 30, 2013


SUNDAY, February 17

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 7.61 million viewers/2.4/6 share

Once Upon a Time finally got a small boost after four straight weeks of plummeting numbers. The increase is good, but it's still nowhere close to where the show was at the beginning of the season. Is the fairy-tale success of this show coming to an end?

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

666 Park Avenue has been pulled from the ABC lineup. We'll let you know if we find out when those final episodes will hit the airwaves (if they ever do).

The Walking Dead (AMC) 11.05 million viewers/5.6

After a record-breaking premiere, The Walking Dead dropped a few viewers and a good chunk of its ratings in its second week back, but still clobbered every other show on both cable and broadcast TV Sunday. 

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2013

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

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2013