Monday, April 22, 2013
Cancellation Watch: Grimm Gets Moved to Coveted Tuesday Night Post-Voice Time Slot (but What About Hannibal?)
On Thursday of last week, The CW's Vampire Diaries returned after two weeks of repeats to match a season low of a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo with 2.1 million total viewers. Beauty and the Beast returned with its typically low 0.6 rating and 1.6 million total viewers. That struggling network needs to rethink its late season strategy because it seems to do these repeat blocks every year and the numbers for its shows really fall off as the season winds down. On Wednesday, Arrow and Supernatural were both in repeats with those returning to finish out there season this week. Person of Interest was in repeats on CBS last week as well.
Below are the full numbers for the week and you can read about the Sunday through Monday shows (including the strong debut of Syfy's Defiance) in my mid-week column. (And can see my final season predictions at this link.) And keep an eye on the Cancellation Watch Twitter Site for the early returns from Sunday thru Monday shows from this week. 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 Results for the Week of April 14:
Once Upon A Time (R) (ABC Sun 8 PM) Rating: 1.4 | Trend: Down | Cancellation Alert: Moderate
Game of Thrones (HBO Sun 9 PM) Rating: 2.4 | Trend: Up | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
The Following (FOX Mon 9 PM) Rating: 2.1 | Trend: Down | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Defiance (Syfy Mon 9 PM) Rating: 1.0 | Trend: n/a | Cancellation Alert: Low
Bates Motel (A&E Mon 10 PM) Rating: 1.1 | Trend: Up | Cancellation Alert: Low
Revolution (NBC Mon 10 PM) Rating: Preempted | Trend: Steady | Cancellation Alert: Low
Arrow (R) (CW Wed 8 PM) Rating: 0.4 | Trend: Steady | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Supernatural (R) (CW Wed 9 PM) Rating: 0.5 | Trend: Down | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Vampire Diaries (CW Thu 8 PM) Rating: 1.0 | Trend: Down | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Person of Interest (R) (CBS Thu 9 PM) Rating: 1.6 | Trend: Down | Cancellation Alert: Renewed
Beauty and the Beast (CW Thu 9 PM) Rating: 0.6 | Trend: Steady | Cancellation Alert: Medium
Hannibal (NBC Thu 10 PM) Rating: 1.4 | Trend: Down | Cancellation Alert: Moderate
Nikita (CW Fri 8 PM) Rating: Preempted | Trend: Up | Cancellation Alert: Moderate
Touch (FOX Fri 9 PM) Rating: Preempted | Trend: Up | Cancellation Alert: High
Grimm (NBC Fri 9 PM) Rating: Preempted | Trend: Up | Cancellation Alert: Low
Ratings Source: TV by the Numbers
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