American Horror Story rises, Fringe falls + 34 other genre shows

More shows are coming back from the holiday break, and that means more numbers for us to mull over. This week American Horror Story fought back from a slump, Fringe returned to a drop in numbers, and The Big Bang Theory hit yet another series high.

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 is on a long midseason break. We won't see it again until March.

Tron: Uprising (DISNEY XD) .23 million viewers/0.0

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Tron: Uprising gained only a small number of viewers this week, continuing its run of very low scores. Now the show's creative team is actually begging fans to watch it more. Will it work? There are only a few episodes left.

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) — OFF

Arrow returns Jan. 16.

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) 2.51 million viewers/1.5

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American Horror Story got a small boost in viewers and a bigger boost in ratings, hitting its highest score since mid-November. Hopefully this will be a sign of things to come.

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) — OFF

Dragons returns Jan. 23.

The Neighbors (ABC) 6.64 million viewers/2.1/6 share

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The Neighbors returned after nearly a month off to a nice increase in both ratings and viewers, keeping it in the game on Wednesday nights.

Supernatural (CW) — OFF

Supernatural is back Jan. 16.

Shows on Hiatus

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns 2013


The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 20.00 million viewers/6.4/19 share

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The Big Bang Theory once again set a record this week, hitting the 20-million-viewer mark for the first time in its history and setting a new high in ratings as well. Can it keep climbing?

Person of Interest (CBS) 15.67 million viewers/3.3/ 9 share

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Person of Interest dropped a bit but remained very strong this week.

Elementary (CBS) 11.48 million viewers/2.4/7 share

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Elementary dropped a bit but still kept up its end of the dominant CBS Thursday lineup.

Last Resort (ABC) 5.81 million viewers/1.2/3 share

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Last Resort returned after its holiday break to an increase in both viewers and ratings, but it's still only episodes away from its end.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) — OFF

The Vampire Diaries returns Jan. 17.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) — OFF

Beauty and the Beast is back Jan. 24.

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Touch (Fox) — Returns Feb. 1, 2013

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013


Haven (Syfy) — OFF

Haven is back for a two-part finale Jan. 17.

Merlin (Syfy) 1.68 million viewers/0.5

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Merlin got a boost in viewers and rating after a solid premiere. It looks like this will be a solid anchor for Syfy's Friday-night lineup for the duration of its final season.

Fringe (FOX) 2.44 million viewers/0.8/2 share

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Fringe returned from a week off to lower numbers, but the faithful viewers are sticking around. We're nearing the end now, folks.

Grimm (NBC) — OFF

Grimm is off until March.

Shows on Hiatus

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns Jan. 14, 2013

Spartacus (Starz) — Returns Jan. 25, 2013


Clone Wars (TOON) 1.47 million viewers/0.4

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Clone Wars dipped a bit but continued a streak of solid Saturday-morning performances.

Shows on Hiatus

Bedlam (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Doctor Who (BBC) — Returns 2013


Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8.24 million viewers/2.8/7 share

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Once Upon a Time dipped a good bit this week, but it did go head to head with the Golden Globe Awards. We'll see if it can bounce back.

666 Park Avenue (ABC) — OFF

666 Park Avenue has been pulled from the ABC lineup. We'll let you know if we find out when those final episodes will hit the airwaves (if they ever do).

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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