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Old September 9 2012, 11:08 AM   #79
MacLeod
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Re: DS9's growing popularity

Brolan wrote: View Post
Law and Order was cancelled after 20 years of television. 20 years. That's longer than DS9, Voy, and Ent COMBINED. And they still managed spin-offs.

If viewers like your product, they will watch.
I suspect L&O was cheaper per episode to produce than DSN, VOY or ENT. But L&O changed cast fairly often, sometimes the new characters where liked other times not so much. If you are looking at the L&O spin offs, the longest running one is SVU, followed by CI. Other spin offs only last 1 season.

It was perhaps a genre which was easier to relate to than a Sci-Fi show. But of course Sci-Fi shows can last longer than 7 or even 10 years.
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