Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Cancellation Watch: The Following Grows With its Second Episode
Syfy's Monday block of scripted shows saw a bit of a boost this week as Being Human improved its numbers and Continuum eked its way into the Top 100 cable shows for the first time. The latter show pulled a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demo with 1.4 million total viewers, up from the 0.5 it had for its first two Season 3 episodes. Continuum managed a 0.4 rating with 1.2 million total viewers, a signficant improvement from the 0.2 it had for its U.S. debut. And Lost Girl also had a 0.4 rating with just over one million viewers. Those last two shows are Canadian imports and don't rely as heavily on U.S. ratings for their survival (Continuum has already been renewed for a second season in Canada and Lost Girl is on its third season). But it would still be nice to see them do well here so that Syfy will keep airing them as both are pretty decent shows (though it wouldn't surprise me if the Science channel were to pick up Continuum if Syfy kicked it to the curb).
ABC's Once Upon A Time has gone into hiding for a couple of weeks but will resume new episodes on February 10th. Keep an eye on the Cancellation Watch Twitter Site for the early returns from the rest of this week's shows and 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. And for questions on how the ratings work and my Cancellation Alert statuses, you can see the Cancellation Watch FAQ.
Ratings Source: TV by the Numbers
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