Biggest TV Deaths

May Sweeps Massacre: 40+ Deaths From Once, Originals, NCIS and More — Which Loss Hit You Hardest?

May sweeps is winding down, and not a moment too soon, because we’re not sure how many more characters we can bear to lose.

Since officially kicking off April 28, sweeps has laid claim to over three dozen deaths on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW. During the past three-and-a-half weeks, fan faves such as Once Upon a Time‘s Robin Hood, The Flash‘s Henry Allen and Legends of Tomorrow‘s Leonard Snart met their end. (Some less beloved folks — cough, Vandal Savage, cough — also got what was coming to them.)

As if a single loss isn’t hard enough, several series — including Once, Arrow, Blindspot, Supernatural and Grimm — offed multiple characters. Meanwhile, The Originals and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. both bid adieu to two series regulars, and NCIS boldly offed a popular character to set the stage for another, even more popular character’s exit.

But TV’s most high-stakes period doesn’t end until May 25, so there is still time for more carnage. (The weeks leading up to sweeps were pretty bloody, as well. Review those major demises here.)

Browse our gallery of sweeps deaths below (or click here), which we will update as more faves fall, then drop a comment: Which loss hit you hardest?