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aethre
13 years ago

Maybe now SPACE will simulcast more shows with Syfy. I’m willing to bet that SPACE loses a lot of their audience since most shows release a season on DVD before it is even aired here. They lose me, at the very least.

Sylvia
Sylvia
13 years ago

I have a question. Say thatSGU continues to do this well in Canada, and also rates highly in the UK and Australia, but in the US fails to get acceptable ratings for SyFy to keep it on the line-up.
Could MGM still produce Universe for these “outside the US” markets?
Would they produce enough revenue?
Just wondering how these things work.

Sylvia
Sylvia
13 years ago

Also, 1.7 million additional people tuned in on Saturday? Thats more than double what they got Friday night, correct? (I’m horrible at math).
Perhaps they should consider airing it on Saturdays instead of Fridays!

NavyGater
NavyGater
13 years ago

I really hope it does not come to that!!! I live in the U.S. and am a huge StarGate fan, but I am not going to lie I like the new show so far but…. so far it does not have that good old StarGate magic feeling! However as a die hard fan I will stick with it and hope for the best!

ictus75
ictus75
13 years ago

All the nay sayers should read about this. Give it a chance. No show has ever been totally fantastic from the 1st show. Just check out Wil Wheaton’s new book, Memories of the Future, where he writes about how BAD the 1st season of STNG was! Just think if you based your whole idea of what STNG would be just on viewing the pilot episode, Incident at Farpoint. Everyone wold have worse things to say about it than they have about SGU. STNG developed ovr time into an excellent show.

DarkElfa
DarkElfa
13 years ago

Well said ictus, we haven’t actually seen the gate action yet, lets see how they handle the important stuff and make calls then.

capt4chris
capt4chris
13 years ago

thank you for the ratings update!

NavyGater
NavyGater
13 years ago

I wonder if they will stick with the old formula and add an alien to the team!!! Maybe we will get an alien that is not humanoid!!!

tablelamp
tablelamp
13 years ago

But by following the link and reading the fine print the ratings record was for the most viewers over two consecutive minutes by the sounds of it, rather than for the entire airing of the progrmme, unless I’m reading the press release incorrectly?

sheenabeena123
sheenabeena123
13 years ago

“I’m willing to bet that SPACE loses a lot of their audience since most shows release a season on DVD before it is even aired here.” My understanding is that that has little to do with Space. Astral Media, who own TMN, had Canadian broadcast rights to Stargate: Atlantis and Sanctuary (season 1). Space wasn’t allowed to air them until after TMN did (probably until at least a year after TMN did). Space aired BSG at the same time as SciFi and is now going to be airing Sanctuary (season 2) and SG: U at the same time as SciFi… Read more »

sheenabeena123
sheenabeena123
13 years ago

I’m glad to hear that it’s doing so well; being on a channel you don’t have to fork out an extra few bucks for per month sounds like it’s not hurting. :)

Alan
Alan
13 years ago

Congratulations SGU!!! Well done!!!

Zod
Zod
13 years ago

Pretty big achievement for not airing in HD. Space has an HD license but hasn’t made the switch. I refused to watch bsg on crappy cable tv SD and won’t watch stargate universe on it either (i’ll seek out other sources). I wonder if this number would of been even higher had they aired it in HD?

Zod
Zod
13 years ago

Additional Comment: I preferred it when MovieCentral has bought the rights to air stargate first. At least moviecentral (or movienetwork in the east), aired SGA in HD. I guess i’m pretty dissapointed that Canada’s only sci-fi station can’t be bothere to make the HD switch. SD cable TV looks pretty inferior on an HD TV.

cmuty
cmuty
13 years ago

@Sylvia The additional viewers were the combined numbers from additional showings of the episode. I bet at least 50% of the second airing and 40% of the 3rd airing were repeat viewers. Making the overall number of distinct viewers much smaller. Ratings and share are what are important to advertisers though, since they know that adding viewership numbers together inhearently overstates viewership. Also, whether ratings outside the US would keep a show going depends entirely on how much those foreign networks contribute to the budget of the show. ScyFy can have much lower ratings on, say Dr. Who, than SGU… Read more »

Sylvia
Sylvia
13 years ago

Thanks!

ssx001
ssx001
13 years ago

I loved the episodes! This is exactly what I was hoping for with a new Stargate series. I am eagerly awaiting Air 3. Well done to the producers of the show.

webgopher
webgopher
13 years ago

Followed by one lonely person for episode 2.