Cancellation Watch: The Summer Shows Continue to Drop in the Ratings, Vampire Diaries Will End With Its 8th Season, Plus the Ratings Roundup

By | July 27, 2016

braindead-cbs-cancelledRatings Results of Interest: We may be experiencing record heat across the country, but it sure isn’t keeping people inside in front of their televisions (unless the are all watching the Republican National Convention).  On Sunday, freshman CBS series Braindead had its first airing on its new night (shifting from Mondays) and it slipped to a series low 0.3 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 2.3 million total viewers.  You can pretty much consider this show in burn-off mode at this point.  Over on TNT, The Last Ship actually improved, but only just slightly to a 0.55 with 2.4 million total viewers. That show has settled into notably lower numbers than its second season and it is pretty expensive to produce, so I am moving it to a Moderate Cancellation Alert level at this point. I still think it has a decent chance of getting a fourth season, but that could be its last. On Friday, Syfy’s Killjoys slipped to a series low as it could only manage a 0.12 rating with 490k total viewers.  That network’s other space show, Dark Matter, did a little better on the night at a 0.13 score with 560k total viewers, but both are at all-time lows.  They are still performing better than Syfy’s Spring entries and they do have the partnership with the Canadian Space Channel to help offset production costs.  But with their linear viewing numbers at theses levels, I have to move them both to a Moderate Cancellation Alert level.  Read the full article at our partner site

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