The fate of all the genre shows that were a part of the networks' 2011-12 season has been decided ... and the news is really mixed.
There were 12 genre shows that aired this year, but only half of them will return. Granted, "Chuck" was going to end this season no matter what, but there wasn't much to say about the other shows that crashed and burned.
Returning are "Once Upon a Time" on ABC, "Touch" on Fox, "Grimm" on NBC, "Fringe" on Fox, and two The CW shows -- "Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural."
Not coming back are "Terra Nova" and "Alcatraz" on Fox, "The River" on ABC, "Awake" and "Chuck" on NBC, and "The Secret Circle" on The CW.
This week in genre programming wasn't much different from last week (or much of the season, to be honest). "Once Upon a Time" continues to dominate with a 5.2 rating/8 share, according to Fast National overnight ratings from The Nielsen Co. "Touch" was a full ratings point behind for second place, while "Grimm" continues to remain steady for NBC, picking up a 2.8/5 this time.
"Vampire Diaries" also remained steady for The CW, but both "Supernatural" and "Secret Circle" saw a bit of an audience jump, but it wasn't a lot (and certainly not enough to save "Secret Circle").
Genre shows are averaging a 3.1/5, up from the 2.7/4 sci-fi programming did for the networks last year with just nine shows.
To read about how all network television did in the ratings this past week, check out our sister site, Inside Blip.
Top Network Genre Shows, Week of May 6 -- [Audience Loyalty Index rating]
|1. (1)||Once Upon a Time (ABC)||5.2/8||[77.9]|
|2. (2)||Touch (Fox)||4.2/7||[70.7]|
|3. (3)||Grimm (NBC)||2.8/5||[77.0]|
|4. (4)||Fringe (Fox)||2.0/4||[81.9]|
|5. (6)||Awake (NBC)||1.7/3||[57.0]|
|6. (5)||Vampire Diaries (CW)||1.6/3||[84.4]|
|7. (7)||Supernatural (CW)||1.0/2||[86.9]|
|8. (8)||The Secret Circle (CW)||0.9/1||[63.4]|
Fast Nationals usually provide a snapshot of what Americans are watching by pulling numbers from the top urban markets that include both live viewing and same-day timeshifted viewing. A rating point generally represents more than 1.1 million households while the share indicates the percentage of televisions turned on that was tuned to the specific program. These numbers typically shift when final ratings are issued.
Data collected from The Nielsen Co., as distributed by Zap2it. GenreNexus tracks non-news, non-event programming, and figures for this story reflect airing of new episodes only. For more information on the Audience Loyalty Index, click here.
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