Sci Fi TV Update: Lucifer Returns to Nielsen Streaming Top 10, Ghosts Has a Good Start, and More – Cancelled Sci Fi

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if(typeof __ez_fad_position != ‘undefined’){__ez_fad_position(‘div-gpt-ad-cancelledscifi_com-medrectangle-4-0’)};The Nielsen Streaming Top 10 was running late last week and did not make it into the Friday Sci Fi TV Update post. Covering the week of September 6th to 12th, Netflix’s Lucifer returned to the Top 10 for originals with its Season 6 premiere, pulling an estimated 1.05 billion minutes of viewing. That is the final season for that show. Disney+’s What If . . . ? slipped to the Number 9 slot, recording 258 million minutes of viewing for its fifth week of release. In the Top 10 for acquired shows, Manifest remained at the Number 1 slot for its encore run on Netflix, pulling in another 831 million minutes of viewing. Following are all the sci fi and fantasy entries on the streaming charts for the week (the number in parenthesis is the prior week rank):
Digital Ratings for the Week of Sep-6 to Sep-12
Streaming Originals
2 (n/a) Lucifer (Netlfix) 1.05 Billion
9 (8) What If (Disney+) 258 Million
Acquired Shows
1 (1) Manifest (Netflix) 831 Million
7 (8) Supernatural (Netflix) 369 Million
9 (10) The Flash (Netflix) 305 Million
No Genre Entries
Source: Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing Through Television

On Thursday of last week, the supernatural sitcom Ghosts had its debut on CBS and pulled a 0.56 rating based on same-day viewing for the 18-49 demographic with 5.5 million total viewers for its one-hour premiere. It improved on its lead-in and had the highest total viewers among new sitcoms across the broadcast networks so far this Fall. That has the show off to a decent start, though we will have to see how it tracks in the coming weeks. On Friday, The CW’s Nancy Drew had its third season premiere and managed only a 0.05 rating in the demo with 415K total viewers. That show is still likely to continue to at least a fourth season, though, based on the trends we have seen from that network. On Wednesday, FX’s American Horror Story took a notable drop to series low a 0.15 rating with 483K total viewers, though that one has already been renewed through its thirteenth season. On Sunday, The Walking Dead improved slightly for its Season 11A finale to a 0.53 rating with 1.9 million total viewers while The Walking Dead: World Beyond dropped a tick to a 0.19 score with 807K total viewers. Following are the ratings results for all the sci fi and fantasy shows for the prior week. Ratings Source: ShowBuzzDaily
Ratings Results for the Week of 10/4/21

Several premiere dates for sci fi and fantsy shows have been announced or were confirmed over the last few days. The sixth and final season of The Expanse will premiere on Amazon’s Prime Video on December 10th.  That show will release one episode per week.  The thirteenth season of Doctor Who, which will consist of a single story arc serialized across six episodes, will premiere on BBC and BBC America on October 31st.  The fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on Paramount+ on November 18th and will release one episode per week.  And the long-awaited sixth season of Outlander will premiere on Starz early in 2022 (an exact premiere date has not been set yet). You can see trailers for all four shows at r/SciFiTV.  Season 11B of The Walking Dead will premiere February 20th on AMC.  That will be the second eight-episode batch for the show’s final season and the remaining eight episodes will air later in the year.
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