Cancellation Watch: Colony Has Okay Debut, Plus the Weekly Ratings Roundup

By | January 19, 2016

colony-usa-cancelledLast Thursday, USA’s Colony (about an alien occupation of Earth) debuted at a 0.44 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 1.4 million total viewers. Those weren’t spectacular numbers, but still passable for a cable series these days. That network’s Mr. Robot hovered around that same range last year and it got renewed, so Colony has a chance of a second season if it doesn’t start to drop off too much after its first episode. This one is definitely a high profile series for USA because it has Lost veterans Josh Holloway and Carlton Cuse attached and it is the first full-on original sci fi series on the network since it cancelled The 4400 and The Dead Zone back in 2007 (Mr. Robot is more high-tech drama and last year’s Dig was more of a conspiracy/spy themed show). We will have to see how Colony tracks across its next few episodes to get a better idea where it stands, but it looks okay at the moment.  Read the full article at our partner site CancelledSciFi.com.

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