Helix: Season One Ratings

Helix TV show on SyfyThe scientists on Syfy‘s Helix have a tough battle ahead — not unlike a new TV show’s fight for survival. Will this series be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled due to low ratings instead? Stay tuned.

A thriller series, Helix follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the Arctic and find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle. The cast includes Billy Campbell, Catherine Lemieux, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jordan Hayes, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé, Meegwun Fairbrother, and Neil Napier.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

3/28 update: The show has been renewed for a second season.

Final season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.39 million total viewers.

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Note: These are the final national numbers and are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

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

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  1. Languatron says

    @ “Ron Meyer” and his (at present) two sock puppets:

    A multitude of topics addressed in your three-pronged attack: “stealth marketers”, “Sharknado”, “The Thing”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Abraham & Harrison” (LOL @ this last one). What do these themes all have in common? They are the hallmark of one man’s bizarre obsession with a television show that has been canceled for 38 years and counting. His comments here only hint at his sheer vindictiveness against anything developed by Universal Studios, SyFy, Ronald D. Moore (and Bryan Singer), and have their history firmly rooted in the demise of a decades old show that didn’t have enough appeal to survive its first season.

    This guy has no interest in “Helix”, apart from pouring over its episode ratings. Were the show on another network, he would pay it no mind, or perhaps even praise it as exactly the type of show that SyFy needs to develop. With SyFy and “Battlestar Galactica” recreator Ron Moore’s names attached to the project, “Helix” instantly became an object of his obsession. This is the same guy whose reaction to a slight decrease in Helix’s ratings was that “life doesn’t get any better than this”. If life doesn’t get better than a television show’s weekly ratings fluctuations, then you aren’t living, my friend.

    All my best,


  2. Teddy Bahr says

    Maybe if Helix had had original ideas in it, it wouldn’t be in the process of getting cancelled. We have already seen all of this stuff in John Carptenter’s Thing movie. Isolated protagonists in the arctic, an antagonist in the form of something not human causing a gory body count, characters getting popped off one by one, the menace slowly growing mutating and evolving. There is nothing new here. Just recycled, recycled ideas on the SyFy Channel very poorly executed. The partnership of the SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore in this thing harks back to a bygone era 10 years ago when the two of them stunk at trying to bring back Battlestar Galactica, and made a commercial flop. SyFy and Moore are now old timers at making bad television, and need to retire from the careers they were never good at in the first place.

  3. says

    If Helix gets cancelled, it will be an indicator of the rapid decline of intelligence in the U.S. and I’ll most likely get rid of cable service altogether. The show is so brilliant on so many levels, it unquestionably deserves to be renewed for a second season. Unlike many other TV shows, the writers/producers are actually taking time to develop character and storyline. If it’s not renewed, am done with TV.

  4. Jen says

    I love Helix. Like, seriously love it. I watch on the weekends via OnDemand, and I have a hard time waiting for it to show up in the system on Saturdays.

    I am interested in the major underlying mysteries: What are the vectors spreading? What happened to Julia that she was transformed as a result of the virus — not just into another vector but something new? How is she different than her “dad?”

    And I am interested in various character arcs.

    I also am watching House of Cards and Walking Dead and rewatching Breaking Bad with my husband right now, among other shows, and this is my only must-see besides House of Cards.

    I enjoy Haven but I stopped watching Warehouse 13 after a couple seasons. I have watched two seasons of Being Human and intend to return and catch up. I did not get hooked on Defiance. This is the first SyFy show I have really been addicted to in a long time. I will be very disappointed if it isn’t renewed.

  5. So sick of having my series canceled says

    I love Helix. I love damn near everything about the show, including how they don’t dumb it down to explain real science to laypeople. The plot has been a bit predictable, but it’s the first season. You have to grow familiarity with the characters before throwing the twists and turns in. Of course, I also adored Alphas, which is gone.

  6. Van A. White says

    It looks like it is curtains for Helix. The stealth marketers working for Helix showed up on this forum too late to try and save it. Well, the Helix stealth marketers can have their Helix complete series DVD set when it shows up in a couple months. They can have their cake too. Whoever hired these stealth marketers to try and save the show on this forum should now turn around and fire them. Is that you, Chris Abrams?

  7. Joe says

    Helix may be many things, but sophisticated is not a term I would use for it. It seems to value overt plot gimmicks and perceived flashy/shock moments over . It’s all over the map all the time, which is generally a sign of inadequate thought, not sophistication.

    Hard to keep a viable audience like that.

  8. Ron Meyer - President of Universal Studios says

    This show is done like a Thanksgiving turkey. Cancel this low rated fiasco and strike the low budget sets on the Vancouver soundstages. I can hardly wait for the Helix complete series DVD set to come out in a couple months complete with a discount coupon for an Arby’s Big Stack Roast Beef Sandwich Value Meal. Much like the institution of the fast food industry in America, anything from the SyFy Channel and Ronald D Moore is instantly disposable and forgotten. They cast Jeri Ryan in this thing and covered her from head to toe. A waste of perfectly good resources. Shows you the sort of Einstein’s who are producing this thing. Helix makes me long for the days of Sharknado in its first run status. At least with Sharknado the SyFy Channel wasn’t trying to be good. They knew how bad they were and were trying to capitalize on it. When SyFy Channel tries to be good you get garbage like Helix with huge egos attached.

    • Shawn says

      OK fake “Ron Meyer” here’s some simple advice: if you don’t like a show, don’t hurt your delicate sensibilities by watching it, just turn the channel to Matlock and you should feel better soon.

  9. Languatron says

    I love “Helix”. It is exactly the kind of show that will catapult SyFy into the forefront of cable television and science fiction programming. With “Battlestar Galactica” recreator Ronald D. Moore at the helm, Helix is a “can’t miss” production. I am anxiously awaiting its renewal.

    All my best,


  10. Ali Gator says

    I<3 many of syfy's programs, some of them are so, so..but honestly..imho, Helix suxx rocks.
    It really doesn't deserve to be renewed. Or keep the show, and fire the writers, and half the actors. Or, how about picking up reruns of 'True Blood" for that time slot? Watching a black screen would be just as entertaining as Helix.
    This is a format allowing us to rate a show, not an opportunity to flame others for expressing an opinion we don't agree with.

    • JonnnyRico says

      Maybe you stick with Swamp People or to watching your Mom and Dads home made porn videos. We understand this show maybe a little more sophisticated for your liking eh! This is a format allowing us to rate a show, not an opportunity to flame others for expressing an opinion we don’t agree with.

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