On Sunday, HBO's True Blood continues to dominate the evening, posting a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo with four and a half million total viewers. Once again it outpaced all of the cable shows and fell just one tick short of Big Brother's 2.5 score from winning the night overall. On TNT, Falling Skies continues to do well pulling a 1.3 rating with 3.7 million total viewers. On Friday night, Syfy's Canadian import Continuum pulled a 0.4 rating with 1.2 million total viewers which are decent numbers for that show considering that it likely costs them less than their home grown original scripted programing. And on Wednesday, Futurama continues to do well in its final season as it pulled a 0.7 rating with 1.1 million total viewers. And for those interested, the encore airing of Syfy's Sharknado this past Thursday actually outpaced the movie's premiere the prior week, pulling a 0.6 rating with 1.89 million total viewers vs. the 0.4 rating and 1.37 million total viewers it had with its initial airing. Apparently all of the internet buzz drove some curious viewers to the networks
The burn-off shows are starting to wind down as just ABC's Zero Hour and NBC's Do No Harm are left, both with air on Saturdays. The former scraped up a 0.3 rating with 1.79 million total viewers this past weekend and the latter had the same ratings score with 1.63 million total viewers.
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