Was the show really going to be canceled if Jeri Ryan didn't "maintained" the ratings? I'll admit that her introduction did increase Voyagers profile, but then she was a no nothing actress from nothing who was made by Voyager more so than the other way around. how well did "jeri" increase the ratings more so than any other Borg with a "killer" bod? Did the ratings increase at all eve how dramatically?
Voyager had a decade worth of Momentum by that point, something awful would have had to have been happening for it to lose all that momentum other than consistently awful stories since that is the bread and butter which every one expected and felt nourished by.