Fringe holds steady, Arrow dips + 34 other genre shows

The holidays are right around the corner, and many of our shows are leaving us until next year, but there are still quite a few programs to discuss. The Big Bang Theory continues to rule Thursday nights, while Arrow seems to be battling a bit of a holiday slump.

Check out our chart and commentary for more on how your favorite shows are doing in Live + Same Day viewers and rating.



Revolution (NBC) — OFF

Revolution began its long midseason break this week. We won't see it again until March.

Shows on Hiatus

Alphas (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns Jan. 14, 2013

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns 2013

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns April 2013


Arrow (CW) 3.34 million viewers/1.1/3 share

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Arrow dipped a bit this week but still stayed firmly about the 3 million-viewer mark. That's a good indicator for a CW series.

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)2.36 million viewers/1.4

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American Horror Story continued to climb after a big Thanksgiving drop this week. It's still not back to where it was at the start of the season (or the end of last season, for that matter), and it's losing its night to Duck Dynasty, but it's recovering, and its numbers were never all that weak anyway.

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) 2.23 million viewers/0.5

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Dragons recovered from a big slip last week to tie its series high in ratings. This one's not going anywhere.

The Neighbors (ABC) 6.42 million viewers/1.9/5 share

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The Neighbors returned from a week off to break even in its ratings score and lose a few viewers. It's still one of the lower-rated shows on its night, but it's doing well enough that we don't have to worry too much about it for the moment.

Supernatural (CW) 2.05 million viewers/0.9/3 share

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Supernatural gained a few viewers and a tenth of a ratings point this week. It continues to outperform last season's numbers, proving over and over that renewing it was a good idea for The CW.

Shows on Hiatus

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013


The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 16.94 million viewers/5.2/16 share

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The Big Bang Theory dipped a bit this week, but still crushed every other show on the air.

Person of Interest (CBS) 14.18 million viewers/2.9/8 share

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Person of Interest lost a few viewers but held on to its ratings score to remain one of Thursday's top shows.

Elementary (CBS) 10.31 million viewers/2.1/6 share

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Elementary hit a new series low with its ratings score this week, making its one of the lowest-rated Thursday shows and the weakest link in the CBS lineup. But it's not done yet.

Last Resort (ABC) 5.44 million viewers/1.2/4 share

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Last Resort got a boost in viewers and ratings this week, but at this point it doesn't matter much.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.42 million viewers/1.2/3 share

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The Vampire Diaries hit a season low in both viewers and ratings this week, but it still outperformed last season's finale. We'll see if the slide continues, but so far this show is doing well.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 1.41 million viewers/0.5/1 share

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Beauty and the Beast lost viewers and ratings again this week. It's in danger, but it's still in the fight.

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Touch (Fox) — Returns Feb. 1, 2013

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013


Haven (Syfy) 1.55 million viewers/0.4

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Haven broke even this week, holding on to its ratings score as we head into the final two episodes of the season.

Fringe (FOX) 2.71 million viewers/0.9/3 share

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Fringe returned from two weeks off to almost exactly the same numbers it had before its break. It doesn't matter much, though, because the finale is in sight.

Grimm (NBC) — OFF

Grimm is off until 2013.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD) — OFF

Tron: Uprising had the week off. It returns next week, where it will be on Mondays.

Shows on Hiatus

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns January 2013

Merlin (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Spartacus (Starz) — Returns January 25, 2013


Clone Wars (TOON)1.43 million viewers/0.5

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Clone Wars broke even again this week, holding on to its ratings score.

Shows on Hiatus

Bedlam (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Doctor Who (BBC) — Returns December 2012


Once Upon a Time (ABC) — OFF

Once Upon a Time is done for the year. We'll see it again in January.

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

666 Park Avenue is also done until January.

The Walking Dead (AMC) — OFF

The Walking Dead is back in February.

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2013

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns March 31, 2013

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2013

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