NBC's Grimm was the next highest genre entry on the list at Number 51, a pretty decent ranking for a Friday night show (though it finished the season on Tuesdays where its numbers improved slightly). Next, at Numbers 56 and 70, were two of ABC's cancelled entries: 666 Park Ave and Last Resort. They actually did better than renewed shows Hannibal (NBC) and The Neighbors (ABC), but then those latter two had lower expectations because of Hannibal's timeslot and the fact that The Neighbors is a sitcom and is not necessarily expected to pull the same numbers as an hour-long drama series. After that are mostly the mid-season entries that came and went pretty quickly followed by the shows from The CW that these days seem to need no better than mid-level cable net numbers to survive.
As far as year over year change in the 18-49 demo rankings, the biggest winners were Person of Interest (23 to 22), Grimm (81 to 51), Vampire Diaries (123 to 112), and Supernatural (141 to 130). However, that had more to do with the overall erosion in network viewing that brought down the numbers for other shows rather than rating improvements for those individual shows. Genre entries that dropped year over year included Once Upon A Time (16 to 20, Renewed), Touch (45 to 140, Cancelled), and Nikita (150 to 176, Renewed for shortened final season).
Here is the full list of the broadcast network shows of interest to genre fans from the 2012-13 season:
|Rank 18-49 Demo||Net||Program||18-49 rating*||Rank Total Viewers||18-49 Rank Prior Season||Status|
|20||ABC||Once Upon A Time||3.6||36||16||Renewed|
|22||CBS||Person Of Interest||3.4||5||32||Renewed|
|56||ABC||666 Park Ave||2.4||71||n/a||Cancelled|
|137||NBC||Do No Harm||1||136||n/a||Cancelled|
|160||CW||Beauty And The Beast||0.7||164||n/a||Renewed|
*2012-13 Season Adults 18-49 Ratings (33 weeks of Live+7 Day and 2.5 weeks of Live+Same Day ratings)
Source: TV by the Numbers
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.
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