good to go for a third season which will run twenty four episodes (the current season is scheduled for twenty two). The series has not set off any ratings fireworks in its second season, but it has held on to about the same numbers it had during its freshman year, and MTV seems to be happy with the audience it is drawing. The show did slip this past Monday to a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.3 million total viewers, but the drop is likely related to the current battle between Viacom and DirecTV which has led to MTV and other channels getting pulled from the satellite provider (allegedly temporarily). For those of you impacted by this (like myself), MTV does have the most recent episodes available for viewing online at their website, and it's also on Hulu.com as well.
On Sunday night, HBO's True Blood continues to rule among cable shows as it topped the list again while pulling a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.6 million total viewers. That series has already received a renewal announcement for a sixth season. Over on TNT, Falling Skies continues to stand pat as it again pulled a 1.2 rating and 3.6 million total viewers. The word on that one is that it should be receiving a third season order soon. Last Thursday, NBC's airing of the Canadian series Saving Hope (starring Stargate's Michael Shanks) edged up one tick to a 0.5 rating, but it's numbers are still way to low to expect it to return to that network in any capacity after its first season is completed. And on Comedy Central, Futurama stayed even with its prior week numbers (despite also being impacted by the DirecTV/Viacom feud), pulling a 0.6 rating and 1.1 million total viewer.
And on Syfy, Eureka went out on a quite note this past Monday pulling a 0.6 rating and 1.6 million viewers for its series finale. Next week Warehouse 13 and Alphas return to Mondays for their new seasons.
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