Our TV schedule is finally starting to pick up again. This week three new summer shows kicked off: True Blood, Tron: Uprising and Saving Hope. Meanwhile Teen Wolf took a dive in its second week, and Eureka and Lost Girl both got boosts.
The midseason shows are out in force, and some are handling their schedules better than others. Alcatraz ended last week on a very low note, and now it's Touch's turn to hemorrhage viewers on Fox. Over on NBC, Awake is engaged in a similar struggle. But there's at least one show with no worries: Game of Thrones.
Two more shows closed out their seasons this week, and both Being Human and Lost Girl managed to close out their season with a numbers boost. On HBO, Game of Thrones continued to dominate, and on Thursday night Touch got a viewership spike while Awake kept struggling to find more viewers.
We're in that odd time between the midseason finales and the return of a full TV schedule, but there are at least a couple of shows that didn't let up even in the midst of a holiday season. Chuck lost a few viewers this week as it marches toward its series finale, while Sanctuary picked up a small but significant numbers spike as it closed out its fourth season.
We had a lot of shows to track this week, but the one everybody seemed to be watching was The Walking Dead. With its second season finale, the show once again entered the ratings record books, thoroughly dominating Sunday night.
It seems like die-hard fans weren't the only ones who tuned into the second season premiere of AMC's horror favorite: Enough people strapped in to make it the highest rated cable premiere in almost a decade.
Doctor Who's still got it! Whoever doubted him and his appeal can eat crow. When the series returned to television last month, several papers and tabloids made noise about its comparatively low ratings in the UK. Well guess what? People didn't tune out, they just tuned in... later.