Syfy Cancels Dominion After Sophomore Season

It’s a sad day for fans of SyFy’s Dominion. Thanks to Variety, we have learned that the show has been cancelled and will not get a third season. Dominion had just wrapped season 2 earlier this month. Syfy had previously renewed shows like 12 Monkeys, Dark Matter, Face Off and my personal favorite Killjoys so it isn’t all that surprising that a less favorable show would be cancelled. We still have no news on Defiance’s cancellation or renewal. All we know is that Dominion has now joined Haven in the list of recently cancelled Syfy shows.

DOMINION -- Pictured: "Dominion" Logo -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)The show Dominion was set after the 2010 movie Legion. As described on Wikipedia, the show’s synopsis was based around the concept of a fight against humanity and the angels: 

“God vanishes and in his absence the archangel Gabriel and his army of lower angels wage war against mankind, believing them to be the cause of God’s absence. Although most higher angels remain neutral, Gabriel has convinced the lower angels, the “dogs of Heaven,” called “eight-balls” by humans for their black eyes, to fight alongside him. Twenty-five years later, mankind survives in a few fortified cities. The Archangel Michael has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel, living among humans in the fortified city of Vega (once Las Vegas) until the time a prophesied savior appears to save mankind.” 

The show starred Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Shivani Ghai, Anthony Head and Alan Dale.

Variety reminds us that Dominion aired on Thursdays during the summer and averaged a mere 0.25 rating in adults ages 18-49 amounting to 880,000 total viewers in the live-viewing . It was down about 40% from it’s freshman season which aired in 2014. The second season finale aired on Sept 24 and averaged 520,000 in adults 18-49 (a 0.41 rating). The total viewer count according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates was 1.19 million total viewers. So we know the ratings we’re most likely the reason for the cancelation 

When asked about the cancellation Syfy answered in a statement “Led by Vaun Wilmott, the talented cast, producers, writers and crew of ‘Dominion’ have done a tremendous job bringing this ambitious, cinematic series to the screen over the past two seasons. We thank them, as well as our producing partners Universal Cable Productions, Bold Films and Film Afrika,”

I didn’t watch this show but I know it probably had its fans so I’m sorry their show got cancelled, I definitely know what that feels like as one of my favorites just got cancelled as well. I still say we need to come up with a better way to measure who’s watching because Nielsen is very outdated.


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Maii Trueba

Maii is a 27 year old writer, who can get emotional and protective over certain characters and their stories, also pandas. And don't get her started on A Song of Ice and Fire because you'll never hear the end of it. She graduated in film and has a certificate in Art History so the nerdiness comes out from time to time.

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