Walking Dead stays strong, S.H.I.E.L.D. drops + 39 other genre shows

It's going to be very hard to slow down The Walking Dead this season.

It couldn't mainitain the record-setting pace of its season premiere, but the zombie drama still managed an astounding ratings score. Meanwhile, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. slipped a bit while maintaining a relatively strong score, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland had another weak week, American Horror Story: Coven stayed strong, and Sleepy Hollow continued a very solid run.

Check out the numbers and commentary below to see how your favorite shows are doing in Live + Same Day ratings.


MONDAY, October 14

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 7.59 million viewers/2.7/7 share

Sleepy Hollow slipped again this week but remained one of the strongest shows on its night. That and the early promise of season two make it a very low-worry series.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 0.90 million viewers/0.3/1 share

Beauty and the Beast got a very small boost to its viewers, but not much else. It's still performing poorly compared to last season, and that could mean bad news in the coming weeks. 


Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns 2014

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns June 2014

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Teen Wolf (MTV) — Returns January, 2014

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Under the Dome (CBS) — Returns 2014

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) — Returns 2014


TUESDAY, October 15

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 7.85 million viewers/2.8/8 share

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. slipped just a little once again this week, leaving it in third place on a very competitive Tuesday night. Still, it had a solid showing, and we've already seen its DVR numbers prove it's got more fans.

Person of Interest (CBS) 12.69 million viewers/2.2/6 share 

Person of Interest climbed to its highest viewership of the season so far, and a very nice demo score as well. 

Supernatural (CW) 2.33 million viewers/1.0/3 share 

Supernatural slipped a bit after a very strong premiere but still put up numbers that made it one of the strongest CW shows of the week. It's now the network's senior series, but it's beating many of its younger compatriots. That's definitely encouraging for fans who want more.

The Originals (CW) 2.22 million viewers/1.1/3 share

The Originals climbed to a series high this week after a drop in week two, so it might have some life in it after all. We'll see how the next few weeks go.


WEDNESDAY, October 16

American Horror Story: Coven (FX) 4.61 million viewers/2.5

American Horror Story took a steep drop in the second week of its third season, but even with the drop it's still doing much better than any episode of the very successful second season, so there's no reason to worry.

Arrow (CW) 3.06 million viewers/1.1/3 share

Arrow got a nice boost in its second week back for its best episode since February.

Revolution (NBC) 5.42 million viewers/1.4/4 share

Revolution dropped once again to a new low. We'll see if November sweeps can produce some better results.

The Tomorrow People (CW) 2.15 million viewers/0.8/2 share

The Tomorrow People slipped a bit in its second week, losing a tenth of a point in its key demo score, but it's still got a shot to stay competitive.


THURSDAY, October 17

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 17.80 million viewers/5.2/17 share

The Big Bang Theory bounced back after a slight drop last week for another extremely strong Thursday night.

Elementary (CBS) 8.52 million viewers/1.5/4 share

Elementary dropped once again this week to a new ratings low, but it's far from doomed. We'll see if it bounces back. 

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 2.93 million viewers/1.3/4 share

The Vampire Diaries got a very nice boost in its third week back for a season high. We'll see if it stays up here, or if it's destined for another drop. 

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) 4.53 million viewers/1.2/4 share

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland dropped in its second week after an already lackluster premiere. It might not be doomed yet, but if this trend continues don't count on seeing much more of this one. 

DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk (TOON) 1.33 million viewers/0.3

Dragons held on to its demo score for another solid evening.

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns 2014

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns 2014

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FX) — Returns Unknown


FRIDAY, October 18

Haven (Syfy) 1.45 million viewers/0.4


Haven lost a few viewers but mainitained its demo score for a solid week.  

The Neighbors (ABC) 4.27 million viewers/1.0/4 share

The Neighbors bounced back a bit this week in both its demo score and its viewership, but it's still very low compared to last season. It if can't keep climbing, it may be doomed.

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Grimm (NBC) — Returns October 25


SATURDAY, October 19

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns November 23

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 2014

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014


SUNDAY, October 20

The Walking Dead (AMC) 13.94 million viewers/7.1

The Walking Dead dropped from record-setting heights this week, but still posted a very strong second episode. No reason to worry here.

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 7.05 million viewers/2.1/5 share

Once Upon a Time slipped again this week, almost tying its series low in the key demo score. If this keeps up, we might have to start worrying about this show's short lifespan.

Witches of East End (Lifetime) 1.68 million viewers/0.6

Witches of East End dropped to a series low this week, but it's still not doing badly overall. 

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns Spring 2014

True Blood (HBO) — Returns 2014

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