TNT's Falling Skies kicked off its second season last week with a bit of a ratings slump from its first season and now this past Sunday the series dropped again in the Nielsens. The latest airing pulled a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.8 million total viewers. Now those are still not bad numbers for a Summer cable series, especially compared to the 0.7 rating that MTV's Teen Wolf is currently averaging and that Syfy's scripted shows (which will return in July) usually pull. But it does represent a series low and a bit of a concern for the show. The series did show a similar slide with the second episode of its first season and then trended up as that season progressed, so it has to hope that it will track a similar course this year. If it does not drop much lower, then it should still be safe, but if the downward trend continues, then the skies just may fall on this show by season end.
Winning this past Sunday night, once again, was HBO's True Blood which pulled a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and close to 4.7 million total viewers. And on Monday night, MTV's Teen Wolf remained steady with its usual 0.7 rating.
Another series I was having trouble find ratings info on was Disney XD's Tron: Uprising, and apparently that's because the show has barely registered in the ratings since its debut. According to Blastr.com, the series has a 0.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 0.36 million viewers as of its episode two weeks ago. Definitely not numbers that can keep a series afloat on any of the cable or broadcast networks, so don't get too attached to this one.
You can see the Cancellation Alert status of all the shows currently airing plus the final results from prior seasons at my Cancellation Watch page.
Ratings Source: TV by the Numbers