Eureka coming to the end of its run

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bierboy, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN


    This will be the eventual undoing of the SyFy channel, in my opinion. I remember when our cableco added the HD SciFi channel, and I was soooo pumped. Now, I watch so little on the SyFy channel, I could care less....
  2. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    I still remember the pre-launch of the Sci-Fi Channel - not HD, the actual channel. I remember tuning into it, even though there was no content, just because I was so psyched up to actually have a channel for sci-fi on television.
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Science fiction still sells very well. Books. Movies. Cartoons. Internet. If you expand to super hero as quasi scifi, it does extremely well. Except on the channel devoted to it. Says more about the cheap bastards running the channel than the genre.
  4. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    If you are not a Nielsen household, it. Agrees not what YOU watch for ratings.
  5. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

    Feb 22, 2002


    That's kind of the point. If you watch what you like you're encouraging making more of that -- and thus helping to counter whoever is watching what you hate. We vote with our feet. If you swear off the entire network because it makes too little of what you like and too much of what you don't, you're only conceding it, ensuring that it'll get even worse in that regard.

    Everything about that is equally true whether you think Eureka's the best thing they do, or a show about wrestling with ghosts.
  6. Tangent

    Tangent Aluminum Falcon?!

    Feb 25, 2005
    San Jacinto, CA
    That's what I do, but I give most new shows generous leeway to get me hooked at the beginning. I know it takes most of them a while to find their stride our simply for me to get really interested. I see the potential of Alphas, but it hadn't hooked me yet. Normally I would give it another 3 - 4 episodes at least before I'd dump the season pass. Unfortunately since SyFy seems to now be run with the expectation of being decent ratings with little to no investment instead of their old expectation of decent ratings with at least moderate investment I have little hope that good produced shows have much of a chance. Because of that I'm not gonna bother getting invested in anything they have that hadn't already hooked me.
  7. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I think I'm actually watching more SyFy now than ever. The only shows I remember regularly watching on it in the past were Stargate and Battlestar Galactica. Right now, I'm watching 3 hours of shows Monday nights and Haven on Friday. I probably won't watch anything on it again until next summer, but the same is true of TNT and USA.
  8. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    It is ironic that they keep hyping their Monday lineup between shows but have already cancelled 1 of the 3 shows in that lineup.
  9. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    The show they cancelled has a whole season yet to follow after this one. Just because they cancel a show, doesn't mean they want you to stop watching the show. We could very well have these same three shows on Monday nights next summer.
  10. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    The official Syfy IPad app (great app, just released a week or two ago) contains lots of content for Caprica, Stargate Universe, Eureka, and other shows that met untimely ends at the hands of the network. The app makes it seem like they are all alive, well, and still in production.

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