Cancellation Watch: Z Nation Returns Okay, Fear the Walking Dead Improves, Plus the Ratings Roundup

z-nation-syfy-cancelledSeries Premieres: On Friday, Syfy’s Z Nation returned with a 0.30 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic and 1.1 million total viewers for its two-hour Season 3 debut. That’s down just a bit from last year’s average of a 0.33 score, but still very good for Syfy these days which has seen a lot of its scripted shows pulling numbers below the 0.20 level in 2016. Seeing as Z Nation is likely an inexpensive series to produce (coming the bargain basement studio The Asylum), it should be considered in good shape for now. And even if it trends down some in the coming weeks, it has some leeway because it is well above the numbers Syfy’s Spring and Summer shows were pulling. Also premiering last week was FX’s American Horror Story which returned strong at a 2.8 rating with 5.1 million total viewers. And while that’s down a bit from the 3.0 score the show had for its fifth season premiere, it is much better than the 1.5 rating it averaged last year and the 1.1 score it had for its Season 5 finale. Read the full article at our partner site CancelledSciFi.com.