Cancellation Watch: Sharks are Winning the Ratings Race on Syfy, Game of Thrones will End with Season 8, Plus the Ratings Roundup

sharknado-4Sharks vs. Sci Fi: Over the past couple of years Syfy has claimed that they are dedicated to adding more science fiction oriented programming to their schedule and they have delivered on that promise with such offerings as the Childhood’s End mini-series and ongoing shows like The Expanse, Killjoys, Dark Matter, and 12 Monkeys. But despite beefing up their sci fi programming with shows that are getting very positive buzz from critics and fans alike, viewership for these new entries is at all-time lows for the network while the cheesier fare that Syfy has been known for like the Sharknado movies continue to pull in higher ratings. Take a look at this past year (starting with Fall 2015) in the chart below where I have compiled the average ratings for the network’s original programming vs. the Sharknado week films that aired this past week.  Read the full article at our partner site CancelledSciFi.com.