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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bierboy, Aug 5, 2011.
Well, keep on sipping the Kool-Aid, then....
From the Twitter of one of the writer/producers of Eureka:
So whatever you happen to think of the show, it isn't ending for any real reason related to the show. It is ending due to a corporate decision about money.
Thanks, Comcast. Again.
I was just about to post this. I hope they remember.
Yes because ratings are always an indicator of program quality. Jersey Shore, anyone?
This always amazes me. But shows keep on doing this. I stopped watching V and FlashForward because of this. By the time they resumed after the long hiatuses, I did not remember what they were about, and more importantly, I didn't care.
Wil Wheaton just posted this on Google+:
Check out the link in post #49 of this thread.
Apples/oranges....an increase in ratings doesn't always indicate an increase in quality. But a decrease will more often indicate the show is going south....if a show has "good" ratings (relative when speaking about SyFy) then loses them, that, indeed, is an indication of waning interest/quality, etc.
WW reads reddit I see
It looks like they're giving Eureka another episode as a series finale, according to a tweet from Jaime Paglia:
Edit: full story from EW.com: http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/08/10/syfy-eureka-erica-cerra/ Apparently, season 5 ended on a cliffhanger, so yeah, Farscape all over again.
This makes it official for me: I'm done with new shows from SyFy. I'm gonna keep watching Warehouse 13 as long as they air it, but that's it. I'd been watching Alphas though it hasn't really hooked me yet but I'm gonna give up on that. No doubt it's only a matter of time 'til some executive decides it's better business to cancel anything with even a mediocre budget if it can be replaced with more cheap reality garbage or movies with high-school level effects and grade-school level plots.
Luckily Warehouse 13 will be back for a 4th season. Maybe Fargo can go to Warehouse 13 full time since he won't be in Euerka any longer.
Among all three shows (Eureka, W13, and Alphas), Warehouse 13 is definitely my favorite. Guess I'm not alone in that respect.
Wouldn't the more sensible thing be to watch the good stuff and not watch the bad stuff? Not only does that mean you get to watch good stuff, it helps the ratings of good stuff relative the ratings of bad stuff, thus encouraging them to make good stuff.
"Good stuff/bad stuff" is VERY subjective...
My irony meter just broke.
It's under warranty.
The network is still a business. If ratings are down, they bring in less money. They offered the producers a chance to cut their costs to be in line with expectations and they said no. I don't think SyFy did anything different here than any other business.
I understand this, but what I think some people are saying is, it was okay (profitable) before Comcast took over, but isn't since. This implies that Comcast has higher expectations (read greed). Since we like the show, we are looking for someone to blame. What I think Tangent is lamenting is, the ready availability of nonsense (from a science fiction point of view) like wrestling and ghost hunting, along with terrible movies, but not actual thought-provoking, interesting, genuine science fiction.
Yes, it has to be profitable for the business model to work economically, but why has it gone from okay, to not okay? The rules have changed? It is the kind of thing that causes channels to lose viewers.