Walking Dead ends strong, Once rebounds + 34 other genre shows

After a very light Thanksgiving week, most of our shows were back in force to make their presence felt before the holiday break. The Walking Dead hit its midseason finale with predictably huge numbers, while Once Upon a Time and American Horror Story: Asylum began to bounce back after slumps.

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



Revolution (NBC) 8.54 million viewers/2.9/8 share

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Revolution posted a gain in ratings and viewers this week for the first time since mid-October. It also handily won its timeslot, giving some confidence back to a show that's spent weeks slipping.

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) 3.74 million viewers/1.3/4 share

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Arrow returned from a week off to a gain in viewers and ratings, keeping it strong for the CW.

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)2.27 million viewers/1.3

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American Horror Story recovered somewhat from a Thanksgiving slump last week, picking up in both viewers and ratings. It's still losing the night to Duck Dynasty, but it's otherwise performing well.

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) 1.58 million viewers/0.3

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Dragons took a big drop after a record-high week last week, hitting its lowest viewership ever. This show's been largely strong all year, though, so there's no reason to worry.

The Neighbors (ABC) — OFF

The Neighbors had the week off.

Supernatural (CW) 2.00 million viewers/0.8/2 share

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Supernatural returned from break to a slump in viewers and ratings, but it's still outpacing most of last season's episodes, so there's no reason to doubt this one for the moment.

Shows on Hiatus

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013


The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 17.25 million viewers/5.5/16 share

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The Big Bang Theory returned to slightly lower numbers than its record-breaking night two weeks ago, but the show was still flat-out dominant.

Person of Interest (CBS) 14.43 million viewers/2.9/7 share

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Person of Interest returned to slightly lower numbers but still had a good week, finishing fourth on the night and second in its timeslot.

Elementary (CBS) 10.46 million viewers/2.2/6 share

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Elementary also returned to slightly lower numbers, but still had a good night.

Last Resort (ABC) 5.20 million viewers/1.0/3 share

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Last Resort continued its downward slide into cancellation, losing still more viewers and ratings this week.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.86 million viewers/1.4/4 share

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The Vampire Diaries came back to a slight boost in its ratings score. It's still going stronger than much of the end of last season, so don't expect this one to go anywhere.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 1.52 million viewers/0.6/1 share

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Beauty and the Beast leveled off this week after a string of viewer losses, but it's still struggling. At this point its future could go either way.

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Touch (Fox) — Returns Feb. 1, 2013

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013


Haven (Syfy) 1.53 million viewers/0.4

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Haven returned to a slight dip in viewers and ratings, but it's still doing well at Syfy.

Fringe (FOX) — OFF

Fringe was off.

Grimm (NBC) — OFF

Grimm is off until 2013.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD) — OFF

Tron: Uprising had the week off.

Shows on Hiatus

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns January 2013

Merlin (Syfy) — Returns Unknown

Spartacus (Starz) — Returns January 25, 2013


Clone Wars (TOON)1.45 million viewers/0.5

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Clone Wars basically broke even this week.

Shows on Hiatus

Bedlam (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Doctor Who (BBC) — Returns December 2012


Once Upon a Time (ABC) 9.10 million viewers/3.1/8 share

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Once Upon a Time gained some viewers and held on to its ratings score to reclaim its top spot among scripted broadcast shows on Sunday night.

666 Park Avenue (ABC) 3.96 million viewers/1.3/3 share

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666 Park Avenue actually posted a gain in viewers and ratings this week, but at this point it doesn't matter.

The Walking Dead (AMC)10.48 million viewers/5.4

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The Walking Dead finished its 2012 run with another impressive night. It returns 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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