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Old October 10 2006, 05:19 AM   #16
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Re: Ratings are in !

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Nothing wrong with this. It led the network, held pat from the finale after and extended haitus, and did all of this without its traditional Stargate lead-in and an hour earlier. It's still earning all the acclaim, and it's owning on iTunes.

Business as usual.
There's plenty wrong with this, IMHO.

Russ is right vis-a-vis the ratings numbers drop-off from S1 to now and there isn't much room left for Galactica to drop before things get dicey. What I'm really worried about is a drop after the premiere a-la 'Scattered' to 'Valley of Darkness.' A 1.6 would really suck.
Galactica clearly hadn't found its floor by that point. I think the odds of a similar fall are extremely unlikely, given that 1.8 is basically the median of the range we've been living within since "Epiphanies".

In short, I don't think anything's really changed. I also think the comparisons to the miniseries are quite out of place. "33" aired nearly two years after the miniseries, and nearly four years prior to "Occupation". By this logic, we'd have to argue that "33" lost a full point from the miniseries, and that isn't really accurate based on the content itself. It's a skew to say the show has dropped from a 4.2 to a 1.8.
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Old October 10 2006, 05:21 AM   #17
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How could there be such a drop after Scattered? Did people think Adama wasn't going to come back?


I'm a little suprised, I thought it would atleast be slightly higher than the finale. It's a shame that so much stock is put into ratings, they do a poor job of estimating how many people watch.
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Old October 10 2006, 05:22 AM   #18
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I predicted BSG would do similarly to the 'Gates. Looks like it exceeded that expectation, anyway. Good on it.
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Old October 10 2006, 05:22 AM   #19
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My other post was too crowded.

Here are a few of the comparison figures between the show's first three season premieres and its mini-series:

Mini-Series Part 2:
Total Viewers - 4.5M
A18-34 - 1.1M
A18-49 - 2.6M
A25-54 - 3.1M

Season 1:
Total Viewers - 3.1M
A18-49 - 2.2M
A25-54 - 1.9M

Season 2:
Total Viewers - 3.1M
A18-49 - ?
A25-54 - 2.1M

Season 3:
Total Viewers - 2.2M
A18-49 - 1.0M
A25-54 - 1.2M

From the show's PEAK (mini, part two) the show has lost roughly 51% of its total audience, 62% of its A18-49 audience and 61% of its A25-54 audience.

Though its probably unfair to judge it from that, a more fair analysis would be from season 1 to now (29%, 55% and 37%).
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Old October 10 2006, 05:23 AM   #20
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Definitely disappointing. I was hoping for something better. I can't say I'm totally surprised because it's not a show you can just start watching. You really had to have watched it from the beginning.

The good news is that it seems to have kept its audience from last season's finale. If they don't fall off from there, they should be all right.
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Old October 10 2006, 05:35 AM   #21
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Gosh,
and here I was thinking that it'd be doing great with the great episodes they started with. Let's face it-Galactica is a DARK show and many people can't deal with it.
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Old October 10 2006, 05:36 AM   #22
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I think sci-fi is going to find they shot themselves in the foot when they screwed up the Friday night block.
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Old October 10 2006, 05:40 AM   #23
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I think sci-fi is going to find they shot themselves in the foot when they screwed up the Friday night block.
Bingo.

Regardless of the obvious difference in tone that is apparent between the Gates and BSG, splitting up that "Sci Fi Friday" line-up was an incredibly stupid decision on their part.

It has already hurt the Gates, time will tell if it hurts BSG as well (though 2.2M for the premiere is a disappointment, a season average of 2.2M viewers is not).
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Old October 10 2006, 05:54 AM   #24
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Well, there is also the fact that the show took a 90 degree turn in the finale from where it was to what it is now. While it was bold and daring, that might have been a turn-off to some who didn't care for it. A possibility, maybe?
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Old October 10 2006, 05:56 AM   #25
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Well, there is also the fact that the show took a 90 degree turn in the finale from where it was to what it is now. While it was bold and daring, that might have been a turn-off to some who didn't care for it. A possibility, maybe?
For those who were on the fence? That's certainly a possibility. But I think the number of people who weren't commited to the show by the time of 2x20 would have been negligable.
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Old October 10 2006, 06:30 AM   #26
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Damn, I went to the old ratings wager thread, and guess what I picked? 1.8. Crap.
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Old October 10 2006, 06:45 AM   #27
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Remember also that it ran twice that night. Everyone I know caught the second showing. Mostly because most of them didn't know it was starting an hour earlier.
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Old October 10 2006, 07:13 AM   #28
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I didn't know it was starting an hour earlier. I had to catch up on the late showing. It's not like I saw it advertised anywhere, and I sure don't watch anything else on skiffy.
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Old October 10 2006, 07:27 AM   #29
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I didn't know it was starting an hour earlier. I had to catch up on the late showing. It's not like I saw it advertised anywhere, and I sure don't watch anything else on skiffy.
hmm yes... After the huge gap between episodes and them changing the timeslot, 1.8 is pretty good.
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Old October 10 2006, 07:42 AM   #30
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Its cool in my area its also advertised on the NBC station. Which can't hurt knowledge of the show.

As well as the high level of press.

When CBS got Viacom I was always pissed that Trek never got advertisedon teh network with greater coverage.

At least we see that NBC does do some of that for BSG.

Of course its still not as big a push that new shows or primary network shows get, but its certainly better then none.

I also wouldn't be surprised if the later showing got a slightly higher then normal rating.

We should get that info this week as well.
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