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Old July 11 2013, 05:16 AM   #46
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Re: British series approach?

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I think there are pros and cons to moving Trek to premium cable, namely with it becoming a Showtime exclusive and less visible to mainstream audiences (and thus smaller as an overall franchise).
Is that necessarily a bad thing?

I'd rather have a show that appeals a lot to a niche audience than a show that appeals a little to a mass audience.
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Old July 11 2013, 05:24 AM   #47
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I think there are pros and cons to moving Trek to premium cable, namely with it becoming a Showtime exclusive and less visible to mainstream audiences (and thus smaller as an overall franchise).
Is that necessarily a bad thing?

I'd rather have a show that appeals a lot to a niche audience than a show that appeals a little to a mass audience.
You may prefer that, but CBS may not. I think they'd rather have Trek be available to the biggest possible audience, rather than become something exclusive to a small audience.
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Old July 11 2013, 05:37 AM   #48
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You may prefer that, but CBS may not. I think they'd rather have Trek be available to the biggest possible audience, rather than become something exclusive to a small audience.
Well I don't work for CBS, so I tend not to speak from their point-of-view.

Personally, considering the dreadful state of network television these days, I'd much rather have Trek on cable.
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Old July 11 2013, 01:48 PM   #49
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I do think there's a good chance that if Trek returns to TV, it'll be on a cable network, but not a premium one.
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Old July 11 2013, 07:04 PM   #50
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As others have said, a British shorter season won't necessarily work for a US show.
Worked for game of thrones

I see Game of Thrones used as a comparison quite a bit but didn't GOT peak at 5.4 million in their ratings while I believe STNG ratings were consistently TWICE that.

I mean wasn't the Star Trek finale the series' highest rated episode with something like a 17 rating?

If CBS was getting GOT ratings for a new Star Trek show it wouldn't get a second season. JMHO
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Old July 11 2013, 09:26 PM   #51
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As others have said, a British shorter season won't necessarily work for a US show.
Worked for game of thrones

I see Game of Thrones used as a comparison quite a bit but didn't GOT peak at 5.4 million in their ratings while I believe STNG ratings were consistently TWICE that.

I mean wasn't the Star Trek finale the series' highest rated episode with something like a 17 rating?

If CBS was getting GOT ratings for a new Star Trek show it wouldn't get a second season. JMHO
1980s/1990s numbers are not the same as today. You can't compare the two. All ratings are down. Plus cable numbers are different from broadcast, and premium is different from cable. The point of 5.4m for GOT is that the numbers are huge for a premium cable show. And Walking Dead is huge for basic cable(approaching low end broadcast numbers).
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