Last month, Syfy finished airing the first (and very short) season of Dominion. How did the sci-fi series do in the ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead?
Based on characters from the Legion movie, Dominion takes place 25 years into the future. It’s after the “Extinction War” in which an army of lower angels waged a war against mankind. The show’s cast includes Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Carl Beukes, Alan Dale, Roxanne McKee, Anthony Head, Luke Allen-Gale, Shivani Ghai, and Rosalind Halstead.
In June, the series debuted to 1.96 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Compared to other current Syfy scripted series, that was a positive premiere. Viewership dropped 26% in week two but then grew slightly in week three and leveled off.
The first season ended up averaging 1.6 million viewers and a 0.5 demo rating. That’s on par with other Syfy shows like Defiance (which was way down) and Haven. The numbers are much better than those of imported shows like Continuum and Lost Girl.
While Dominion hasn’t been a runaway hit, it has been a consistent performer for the cable channel. On the other hand, Syfy has other shows in the works so they may decide to focus on launching those. It could go either way.
Syfy’s Ted A’Zary has indicated that a decision should be coming soon.
If Dominion is renewed, showrunner Vaun Wilmott said in a press call in June that he already has story plans for at least five more seasons. If it’s cancelled, hopefully he’ll share what might have been.
But, what do you think? Do you like the Dominion TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
9/25 update: Syfy has renewed Dominion for a second season.