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Defiance: Season One Ratings

Defiance TV showSyfy is hoping their new TV series, Defiance, will be a big hit in the ratings. Will it run for many years or will it be cancelled after one short season instead? Stay tuned to find out!

Defiance typically airs on Monday nights and there are 13 episodes. The show features the talents of Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Jaime Murray, Tony Curran, Graham Greene, Mia Kirshner, and Fionnula Flanagan.

Below are the most recent ratings for the first season of Defiance on Syfy. The TV show’s ratings are typically the best way to tell if a series will be cancelled or renewed for another season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.09 million total viewers.

Episode 01-13: Monday, 07/08/13
0.7 demo rating (+17% change) with 2.17 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 0.72 in the demo with 2.09 million.

Episode 01-12: Monday, 07/01/13
0.6 demo rating (+20% change) with 1.94 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 0.72 in the demo with 2.09 million.

Episode 01-11: Monday, 06/24/13
0.5 demo rating (0% change) with 1.67 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 0.73 in the demo with 2.10 million.

Episode 01-10: Monday, 06/17/13
0.5 demo rating (-17% change) with 1.60 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 0.75 in the demo with 2.14 million.

Episode 01-09: Monday, 06/10/13
0.6 demo rating (0% change) with 1.91 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 0.78 in the demo with 2.20 million.

Episode 01-08: Monday, 06/03/13
0.6 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.69 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 0.80 in the demo with 2.24 million.

Episode 01-07: Monday, 05/20/13
0.8 demo rating (+33% change) with 1.95 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.83 in the demo with 2.32 million.

Episode 01-06: Monday, 05/13/13
0.6 demo rating (-25% change) with 1.98 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 0.83 in the demo with 2.38 million.

Episode 01-05: Monday, 05/06/13
0.8 demo rating (0% change) with 2.15 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 0.88 in the demo with 2.46 million.

Episode 01-04: Monday, 04/29/13
0.8 demo rating (-20% change) with 2.29 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 0.90 in the demo with 2.54 million.

Episode 01-03: Monday, 04/22/13
0.8 demo rating (-20% change) with 2.40 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 0.93 in the demo with 2.62 million.

Episodes 01-01 & 01-02: Monday, 01/15/13
1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.73 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.00 in the demo with 2.73 million.

It was a very positive start for the new series. According to Syfy, it was their best premiere in the demo since 2006. Will the numbers hold up?


Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you like the Defiance TV series? Do you think it should be renewed for a second season or cancelled instead?

 

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Nukt1313 July 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Syfy has a tendency to keep shows around for 3 years and canceling them no matter how well they do. I hate watching anything on that station because the show wont be around long enough. Bring back Eureka.

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Shylore June 27, 2013 at 2:27 am

I still have hopes for it and am enjoying it, there’s so little actual good shows on and when they do have good ones they vanish. Im just hoping they put more actual sci-fi and deeper plot into it. But fear they will dump it before it has a chance to get there.

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dain2000 June 26, 2013 at 9:21 am

Defiance is absolute crap. Alex hit it right on the money.

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Bob H June 23, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Syfy has somehow managed to drain all the Scifi out of what used to be a promising show. This latest episode, “If I Ever Leave This World Alive”, is the last I’ll watch. The plot and even much the dialog seem to be lifted from a ‘Bonanza’ or ‘Gunsmoke’ episode out of the sixties. The show has become a soap opera into which the writers are dumping every cliche there is. There is no more Scifi here- only hidden agendas, backstabbing, murders, politics, moles and spies plotting against the town, betrayals, teenage angst and on and on. In short- a soap opera. You can’t just put a bunch of actors into alien costumes and reuse plots and dialog from 50-year-old tv shows and call it Science Fiction.

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Konju Jedan June 18, 2013 at 11:05 am

Well considering all the good shows that went under I’d be surprised if this crap somehow floated on water.

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Ditto June 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm

They should advertise this as a soap because it’s closer to that than sci-fi, gave up after 3rd ep total twaddle, please cancel this “unpolished” turd.

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Richard May 30, 2013 at 2:40 am

Please for all that’s holy don’t cancel this show it good no great make you think doesn’t treat the watchers like idiots but for some reason great shows get cancelled I’ be watched every episode but Iknow some people don’t but give this show a chance people will flock to it – come on guys . Praying for my show,

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deepthroat May 26, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Great opening episode, but now the plot line is very similar to DS9, but following the police guy rather than the captain. It’s a good series, there’s a great mythology but it needs to be well scripted. It’s getting a bit boring 6 episodes in. If people are grey with their ethics, make them credible like characters in the Shield and Breaking Bad. The show is rather light with these boundaries. I’ll reckon it has 2 series in it, unless scripting makes it harder edged with harder and more dubious characters.

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Alex May 25, 2013 at 4:56 am

Game was terrible and avoided buying it after watching friends suffer. My friend and I wasted a couple hours of our lives watching the first couple of episodes before I gave up. There is something seriously wrong with all forms of media these days when I’m reading books half a century or more old, playing games from early to mid 2000′s, and mainly watching sitcoms or old sci-fi from 2008 or earlier. Let’s not even get started on the ‘news’ media.

I can’t tell if consumers are just that dumb/ignorant these days or if companies are just that good at sugar-coating dog turds and telling us its candy.

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Merv May 27, 2013 at 10:32 am

Alex you have summed up this series and all current Sci-fi offerings with impeccable accuracy!
The problem is with the entire industry. No new writers are added as agents won’t support them since they don’t demand as high a percentage as existing writers. The problem is the existing writers continue to write crap that gets cancelled, series after series, and the networks don’t seem to get it. Science Fiction fan’s haven’t changed, they’re just not watching anymore because there is nothing of value that interests them. The same small cadre of horror lovers who couldn’t see a plot hole if they fell in it, fill the ratings for all these “B” rated sci-fi series, and the networks think they have a winner…lol.

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Joe May 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm

WOW!!! Watching the May 6 episode and it may win a Winter Olympic Gold Medal for the fastest downhill on record! Dump it before Scyfy fans dump you.

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Meddy May 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm

I am enjoying the show so far. I will continue to watch.

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Duane May 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm

So far so good. Hope they do a back story on how this all happened.

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Jeanette April 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Didn’t even finish watching the first episode. Big flop as far as I’m concerned and if they really put as much money into it as they claimed, they sure did waste most of it. Tired of aliens always looking like humanoids. No imagination to this show that I could detect.

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JC May 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm

You realize that the only actors available to play these aliens are in fact humanoid, right?

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ian April 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm

wasn’t advertised I got it on catch up this is by far one of the best shows on tv , along with the following I think people don’t want get into something though if you are forever cancelling look at v yeah bit slow but was getting so much better , v could be so much more….bring it back !!

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rodney hatton April 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I dvr the pilot and didn’t know anything about it. I have to say I enjoyed very much. Let’s hope they have a second season

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