Now back to our regularly scheduled column:
On Monday night, Under The Dome remained steady for CBS, pulling another 2.7 rating with 10.8 million total viewers. Expect a renewal announcement for this show at any point now as it has been one of the biggest Summer successes for the broadcast networks in a while. Over on NBC, Siberia slipped to a 0.8 rating with right at two and a half million total viewers. Expect this one to air out its remaining episodes then disappear into TV Limbo. On MTV, Teen Wolf held steady with a 0.8 rating and 1.82 million total viewers, strong numbers for that basic cable network. On Sunday night, True Blood again won the night among cable shows with a 2.5 rating and 4.54 million total viewers. That also placed it well above all of the offerings over on the broadcast networks, though those were mostly repeats. And coming as no surprise, HBO has announced that True Blood will be returning next year for a 7th season. On TNT, Falling Skies remained relatively stable pulling a 1.1 rating with 3.33 million total viewers. On Friday, Continuum improved from the prior week with a 0.4 rating and 1.26 million total viewers. On Wednesday, Futurama pulled a 0.7 rating with 1.43 million total viewers.
As far as the burn-off shows, The CW’s Cult went out with a whimper, pulling a 0.2 rating with only 0.54 million total viewers in its first hour last Friday and then delivering only a 0.1 rating with 0.4 million total viewers for its series finale. That likely rates as one of the lowest ever finales for a broadcast network show. On Saturday, Zero Hour scraped up only a 0.3 rating with 1.86 million total viewers and 666 Park Ave managed only a 0.4 rating for its series finale with 1.53 million total viewers.
This column is running usually once a week in the Summer on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Keep an eye on the Cancellation Watch Twitter Site for quick updates on the ratings numbers, and you can see the full schedule of Summer science fiction and fantasy shows at this link and see the Cancellation Alert status of these shows at this link.