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Old April 10 2013, 11:49 AM   #2302
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2013

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But yes, as a matter of fact, my main point is that the series' fans are a minority.
Is there any tv show, then, whose fans aren't a minority?
Not these days. As pointed out above, the modern entertainment landscape is so fractured that even the most successful shows are only watched by a small percentage of the viewing audience. According to Nielsen, the highest-rated show on all of American television in the week of March 25th, for instance, got 11.4 million viewers, which is about 10% of the nation's households. That's about as good as it gets these days. Every show's fans are a numerical minority of the country as a whole, so it's completely trivial and spurious to point that out.

Indeed, last week's Game of Thrones premiere scored higher in the ratings than any scripted show on FOX in all of 2013 so far.
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