Guy Gardener wrote:
Nielson ratings are calculated from a sampling of viewers and is the only indicator they have which suggests what their actual viewing numbers are... Are you claiming the graph or the actual numbers I supplied/found are fraudulent?
Nope. I'm saying it is a red herring. Kate Mulgrew is claiming that Jeri Ryan boosted Voyager
's ratings. Rick Berman is claiming that Jeri Ryan boosted Voyager
's ratings, and that they stayed at a higher level than they would have been at without her.
The fact that the ratings went down until the show was cancelled would seem to be self evident (ratings rarely go up
until the show is cancelled) and has nothing to do Ryan's character: It's clear that she brought additional fans to the show, many of whom remained to the end. Without them Voyger
's run would have ended sooner.
When the executive producer and the star of Voyager
give Jeri Ryan credit for helping the show, I have to believe that you are just trying to stir the pot by saying that she didn't.