28 Responses

  1. magictrick
    January 12, 2009 at 7:25 pm |

    So the season finale of Sanctuary does better than the series finale of Atlantis. Ouch.

    Go Amanda.

  2. Insaneboy
    January 12, 2009 at 7:32 pm |

    Look at this way:
    A five year old show does .1 less than a brand new show. Means that Atlantis is quite popular after all.

    You suck, Sci-fi/MGM!

  3. blistna
    January 12, 2009 at 7:33 pm |

    To magictrick, it does stand to reason that a new successful show would do better than a show thats been running for five years. And I am glad that SGA’s final season has done so well. Hopefully the movie does even better.

  4. ScoobyDoo
    January 12, 2009 at 7:45 pm |

    Wow Magictrick, did you even read the press release? SGA had 20,000 more viewers than Sanctuary.

  5. Imitation Tofu
    Imitation Tofu
    January 12, 2009 at 7:48 pm |

    Not all that great for a series finale.

  6. craig007
    January 12, 2009 at 8:01 pm |

    series finale should have been 2 part

  7. majorsal
    January 12, 2009 at 8:33 pm |

    yay for both shows! ;)

  8. pudljumper
    January 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm |

    whatever, who cares?

  9. pudljumper
    January 12, 2009 at 10:26 pm |

    obviously, not scifi

  10. Trak90
    January 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm |

    ratings mean nothing to me. I do not think it is an accurate representation on how many people watch the show.

  11. flmatthew
    January 12, 2009 at 10:57 pm |

    Goodbye Sweet Actors. I hope you all find projects that we will see you all in again soon. I will miss that good looking Joe Franklin and his cocky attitude. He really made the show, he and Tori. I think when she left it killed the show. As in the final episode of Star Trek TNG, “ALL GOOD THINGS”.
    I shed a little tear for you and for me. Good-Bye

  12. Sierraniner
    January 12, 2009 at 11:07 pm |

    This might have something to do with the gact that the ending sucked and weall now it. It was made to be two parts and they threw some of these scenes togehter in five minutes and it really shows. I look forward to seeeing the movie however and optimistic for the franchise as a whole!

  13. sanctuary4all
    January 12, 2009 at 11:20 pm |

    WHOOOT! WTG AMANDA! I know me & my family and friends watched the Atlantis finale because Sam was back. Too bad i blinked & missed her scenes. :) Just proved to me once again, that it was a good decision that she chose Sanctuary over Atlantis-
    And Sanctuary kicked butt! THAT was an awesome season finale! Quite the cliffhanger….can’t wait for next season and many more :) Cheers

  14. OncePulled11GInAnF16
    January 13, 2009 at 12:58 am |

    First off you can’t really trust ratings. People tivo the show, or download it after it airs and watch the episodes on their time. Friday nights tend to be everyones cut loose night and not all stick around home to watch TV. Second Amanda Tapping would have been the leader of Atlantis for the entire 5th season but because of Sanctuary she didn’t have time to do both. In anyones opinion the lead in a show compared to a shared co-lead is a big improvement for anyone, so it goes to stand that her parts in atlantis are limited. The final episode would have more than likely would have been 2 parts if they were to make a 6th season, but in order to “wrap things up” they probably had to cut out many extra scenes.

  15. Sylvia
    January 13, 2009 at 1:24 am |

    Atlantis had more viewers than Sanctuary.
    Glad both did well.

  16. dgv142
    January 13, 2009 at 3:37 am |

    If I could ask just one question. Just who exactly was the woman who came into the infirmary at the end to invite the ocupant (name withheld for spoiler purposes) to see something supposed to be? A buddy of mine and I have been trying to figure it out

  17. katikatnik
    January 13, 2009 at 5:01 am |

    @dgv142: It was Amelia Banks, the kick-butt gate technician.

  18. US06154
    January 13, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    yeah, Amelia does kick ass, more suited for you-know-who in the infirmary than the other whiner. The finale was very good, but as some one else mentioned, it should have been a two parter. I was constantly feeling as the episode was being rushed, and everything and their uncle, plus the kitchen sink was being shoe-horned into a 45 min episode.

    Hope the great actors find other Projects suitable for their great talents. May all your seasons be long ones, and all roles recurring. For the person who called Joe Flannigan Joe Franklin, I just roll my eyes.

  19. dgv142
    January 13, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    ah ok thanks, guess I should have been paying more attention

  20. KhaosNite
    January 13, 2009 at 11:25 am |

    Just finished watching EatG over iTunes, and while it did appear to cram a whole lot of stuff into the episode, I thought it was absolutely brilliant. It would have been nice to see this as a two-parter, maybe have the first part be the lead-up and end with the Hive arriving at Earth, then the 2nd half is the battle, with whatever else expanded.

  21. cmuty
    January 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    Most everyone posting here loves Atlantis, but be realistic, a 1.5 rating is not, not, not good at all. Incesant reruns of HOUSE get a 2.6. Yes we love the show, but we are in the minority of the viewing public. And though our foreign friends don’t like to hear it, the US broadcast is what drives prodution of this show. If it was produced by an English televison network and only run here (IE Dr. Who) maybe SCIFI would be satisfied with a 1.5 high ratings mark. As it stands, it doesn’t pull enough dollars in to pay the actors, and other production costs that a show of this quality demands.

  22. ricko30
    January 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    cmuty your kiddin right? House is completely different kind of show. a 1.5 is good considering what kind of show it is and where it is being broadcast on. House is a nationalized public show. Atlantis is a cable network show and science fiction. there is a difference. koodos to atlantis. i will miss it. im excited with the new series. the show didnt get cancelled because of the ratings although it had some part. its between the writers and MGM (mainly writers). if the ratings were still off the chart like it was doing on season 1. the writers would have said ok will go with one more season while we start production on the new series plus the movies. it was too much to take on for them since the ratings werent going up, they were holding steady they decided to focus on more on the new series comin up rather than keep both.

  23. tokra
    January 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm |

    Just watched the last Atlantis and WOW what a great last episode, so sad to see it go as i was with SG1….good luck to all the brill actors…and i must say i tear come to my eyes when they re-named the pheonix to the GENERAL HAMMOND..respect!

  24. cmuty
    January 14, 2009 at 12:01 am |

    I was talking about reruns of HOUSE on the USA cable network that run 5 times during a weekend. It doesn’t matter that this is a scifi show, the rules of economics effect it the same way.

    You can go on thinking a 1.5 rating is good and a 1.8 is “off the charts”, but the reality is that you are wrong. If this show had 4 million viewers it would still be on the air regardless of Universe or any SG movies being done.

  25. T-ELK
    January 14, 2009 at 4:29 am |

    I agree with some of u it was a bit rushed and shold have been a two parter but it was not i am looking forward to the movie(s) but i will miss the show but they could revive the show as it is on a cliffhanger (how will a heavily damaged atlantis get back to the pegasus galaxy ) but they probably wont but 5 years and 100 episodes is a testiment to the stargate franchise i am looking forward to the new show but i hope they dont ruin it while trying to mack it more appeling to a youger audience also is ther a third stargate sg1 movie anyone

  26. commandr
    January 14, 2009 at 6:35 am |

    Bottom Line it would have been a great episode but it felt way rushed.

  27. Chucknician
    February 6, 2009 at 5:50 am |

    It was a great episode but it was rushed and should have been a 2 parter, it just had something missing. I have to admit though I really enjoyed Vagas as much as this one.

    It was for a season ending show with that anticipated “to be continued feel” BUT not a season finale.

    Upset and disapointed SGA fan

  28. themaingmaster
    May 19, 2011 at 1:59 am |

    THE FIGHT FOR MORE STARGATE TRAVEL HAS JUST BEGUN! Trust me folks, it’s not a question of IF the Stargate will open again, it’s a question of WHEN! If we let our voices be heard, it will be sooner rather than later! :D

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