Last summer, the first season of Killjoys performed well enough for Syfy to want to keep co-producing this space adventure series. How will it do this time around? Will Killjoys be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.
Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters who are sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad — a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war. The series stars Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane, and Hannah John-Kamen.
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.
9/1 update: Killjoys has been renewed for a third season. Details here.
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For comparisons: The first season of Killjoys on Syfy averaged a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 955,000 viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Killjoys TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
Wow, I’m really really pissed they killed Pawter.. She was my favourite character in the show..
I absolutely love this show. Killjoys is one of my favorite shows still on TV. I hope you keep it.
I love this show. It’s been compared to Firefly and I can see where that comparison comes from, but Killjoys stands on its own as well. Like Firefly, Killjoys has complex world building with a shady quasi-government organization creating super-humans as the main villain. But the world itself and the characters that inhabit it are completely unique and well thought out. Here’s hoping for a third season!
I love this show watched ep.09 on SyFy Saturday night here in Australia. A surprise but sad ending, appears to be setting up for s3. please please make it so.
When I say that there’s a bit of Firefly in this show, it’s because the character interactions are witty, natural, and nuanced. There’s also some of the same “big bad government oppressing the little guys” vibe to the setting. Characters have secrets that evolve, albeit a bit more transparently and with more acceleration than they did with Firefly. Nonetheless, I found myself with the same visceral reactions from time to time.It’s a space-spy-western. – The plot is sometimes complex, many times surprising. The acting is much better than other series and each character has their own interesting background that unveils… Read more »
Killjoys is a rollicking joyride of a show, solidly acted with enough world-building to suggest a full creative vision behind the well- choreographed action.What sets it apart: Great action scenes and the best quippy dialogue since Firefly. Emotional moments are earned and credible. CGI is sound. “In episode” and soundtrack music is inventive and good.
The cast has terrific chemistry, and the second season of the show ably builds on the strengths of the quite enjoyable first.
I’ve really enjoyed Killjoys – definitely one of my favorite shows. The leads play unique characters and have great chemistry together (including the spaceship’s artificial intelligence, which has its own dry, smart-aleck personality). The writing is sharp, witty, and engaging. The world-building and plot are original and well-developed. The show and its cast/crew have a lot of fun, and it’s fun to watch. Its ratings are currently competing with the Olympics. That’s a tall order for any show, much less a lower-budget SyFy show. Episode 02-06 actually aired at the same time as the Olympics Opening Ceremony, which drew 27.26… Read more »
I actually am a cable-cutter so I catch it on Amazon or Sling tv, which probably don’t count in these numbers.
One of the main reasons the ratings have dropped over 30% since last season is because Killjoys suffers from the same problems that Dark Matter does. It’s a science fiction series set in space, but there hasn’t been a single space battle yet. That’s like breaking the #1 rule for having a space-based sci-fi show. Even the 2004 Galactica reboot, despite its cheapness, had space battles, and I hated that show with a passion. There are other issues as well. Profanity limits the audience of both shows, since they’re not considered family-friendly. Also, no aliens — every character, both friend… Read more »
Aliens and more space battles would definitely make things more interesting. The ratings have taken a big slip so they need to turn things around in season 2. Something is lacking but I can’t put my fingers on it.
Too much focus on Pawter and too little on the brothers, they feel like guest stars not the main characters far too much
I couldnt even get through the whole 4th episode, I finally had to give it the ax. This year the stories are boring, stupid & the dialogue is ridiculous. Almost every line is meant to be sarcastic or funny & its not. I am bummed to have cut the show off my list because it was my favorite show last summer! Looks like from the nose dive ratings that I am not the only one feeling this way…
Just finished the 2nd episode. What has happened to this show? I loved last year, but this year is stupid so far. Even the opening & its theme song is now dumb. The story lines are really bad and because of that, the acting isn’t believable. The dialogue is ridiculous (example: He is the dickiest dick who ever dicked). What?? Did they completely change writers? Hoping that its just a bad start and will get better because I really looked forward to this show starting back up…
Seriously? I actually prefer the new theme song. If anything, I wish it was longer than 10 seconds. The new theme reminds me more of a classic sci-fi show. Plus, I was getting really tired of hearing “Gonna get your gun” in the old theme.
I recently got into Killjoys and I’m enjoying playing catch up. Great show. I really like the dynamics between D’avin, Dutch and Johnny. I hope they’ll be a season 3 because there’s so much possibilities with these characters.
Love this show! Glad they brought it back again for another season!
How exactly could you guys calculate that the demo rating is down 22% when the demo of this first episode of season 2 is actually higher than the latest episode before it
I think they use last season’s average as the starting point to compare the first episodes ratings to. So it was 22% lower than last year’s average.
The season premiere is compared to last season’s premiere. There’s a notation at the bottom of the chart.
But why compare to a previous season premiere especially when most of the time the series premiere is the highest episode of the series. Why not just just use previous episode like you do with all other episode.. Otherwise you might at well just compare episode 2 to the previous seasons episode 2 etc…