Feb 122014

While we’re fortunate to live in a time where there are many, many choices for geeks on tv, we still have to remember that ratings do count. Some of our favorite shows are on thin ice while others are scoring big. The big winner this week was The Walking Dead with 15.75 million viewers (and 8.2 million in the key demographic), which even beat the Olympics. Our favorite zombie drama shows no signs of slowing down and I expect that AMC will keep the gravy train rolling with this one.


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. raked in 6.62 million viewers with 2.2 million in the key demographic. The ratings for SHIELD have been steady but unimpressive. It has gained somewhat and I hope that more people check the show out. I really enjoy it, but I know that many people were slow to embrace it and the lack of recognizable Marvel heroes has hurt it. It’ll be interesting to see if they keep with their original storyline or attempt to jazz it up with some cameos in the future.

Almost Human had similar number with 6.41 million viewers and 1.95 million in the key demographic. As Almost Human airs on Fox, I do get worried about shows that are on the bubble. Shows like this aren’t cheap and Fox could replace it some other lame sitcom or reality show. I hope it sticks around as I love the setting and the two leads have great chemistry. Karl Urban is good in anything he appears in.

Helix scored 1.33 million viewers with 500,000 in the key demographic.  These are decent numbers for SyFy and the series seems to be gaining steam. I’m on the fence with Helix. I like the premise but the execution of the storyline has been so-so. Another fact that worries me is that any series with a mystery can never be solved, lest the series end. This means that we get more and more twists to keep the show going.

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