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JoeTheDragon
JoeTheDragon
11 years ago

was head to head with pawn stars

ap0a
ap0a
11 years ago

The show is as amazing as ever.
Nobody is watching because of the cancellation.

JDeus01
JDeus01
11 years ago

well it’s not as if another season is no the table anyway

J-Whitt987
J-Whitt987
11 years ago

Posting ratings is like kicking a dead horse. Does it really matter anymore with SGU not getting a proper ending?

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StargateDominator
StargateDominator
11 years ago

Well,Atleast its not on Tuesdays at 9pm anymore,It would be going against ABC’s Series “V”

StargateDominator
StargateDominator
11 years ago

Next episode:Hope Trailer !!!Spoiler Alert!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGlVXRtEcGU&feature=feedu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIK_hAIKRbA&feature=feedu

Chloe’s body is taken over by the mind of someone the crew believed was dead. Meanwhile, Dr. Volker is striken with an illness that threatens his life.

puddlejumper_1
puddlejumper_1
11 years ago

At least i watched! I just recorded my other tv shows so I could watch it later and just watched sgu live intstead of the other way around like I assume most people did. But this is trully sad to see the ratings drop this low, it only makes syfy’s decision to cancel the show right. Sure ratings don’t matter much since the show is canned and a movie or two might be made anyways, but if another network was looking into renewing the series, they’re probably looking away right now. Seriously STARGATE..the leading scifi show to which all scifi… Read more »

Sylvia
Sylvia
11 years ago

Sad ending to the franchise. :(

in3d
in3d
11 years ago

Something is just horribly wrong with the way ratings are gathered these days. I believe way more than 814,000 people are still watching the series. The way ratings are logged these days isn’t reliable. I don’t have a Neilsen box … I don’t get home until after Stargate airs and I DVR the show on my Windows Media Center so I can watch it the same evening. It’s not being captured for ratings. So, I’d say, obviously the numbers are wrong. I gave SGU a shot and love it!

Konrad
Konrad
11 years ago

All they had to do was air it during the summer and keep away from the absolutely absurd and unnecessarily long breaks. Either SyFy is completely incompetent at every level of decision making with its schedule or they are purposefully killing off shows, there are no other explanations.

peteym5
peteym5
11 years ago

With all the fans who are now complaining about Syfy canceling, they are not making an effort to save the show by watching the first run broadcast. I hope Syfy honors the show up to the final episode. We are still awaiting an announcement from MGM as to the shows future.

Imperious
Imperious
11 years ago

Sounds more to me like SyFy channel’s ratings are plunging on the whole.
SGU’s ratings don’t mean a lot now, so maybe Gateworld should quit posting these irrelevant figures.
SGU is better than “The Event” and “V”, and likely would have fard much better on a regular network channel.

EsbenWitch
EsbenWitch
11 years ago

I’m really going to miss this show.

Really enjoyed the episode but I didn’t watch it live so I feel like a bit of a jerk.

Is there any word on the movie?

EsbenWitch
EsbenWitch
11 years ago

I tend to find the less people know about the Stargate franchise the more they enjoy SGU. The biggest haters for SGU are the hardcore fans of the previous series. Has anyone else noticed this?

Uncle Al
Uncle Al
11 years ago

It looks like SyFy knew what they were doing when they did not pick SGU up for another season. They might as well wrap this thing up and run the rest of the episodes as a midnight marathon before they loose any more viewers.

Browncoat1984
Browncoat1984
11 years ago

And look as Being Human’s ratings *gasp* its getting what SGU got last fall! Surprise surprise…this series is next.

I have a feeling more cancellation announcements are on the way.

Browncoat1984
Browncoat1984
11 years ago

Oh, and I had a quick LOL at the picture you guys posted of Greer and Camille. I double taked because I thought Camille was pointing a lightsaber at Greer’s chest. Of course, I just got done playing Lego Star Wars III, but her flashlight does sorta look like a lightsaber the way its portrayed in that pic.

Greenfire32
Greenfire32
11 years ago

No. Sh!t. Sherlock.

Seriously? Are we REALLY expecting anything else to happen with the ratings? I know there’s not a whole lot to report on, Daren, but come on. We KNOW the ratings are only going to get lower and lower.

@Uncle AI: The ratings are dropping with each episode because of the cancellation news, not because of the show’s quality. SciFi didn’t call this one at all, but it will appear that way because of the broken numbers provided by the broken ratings system.

peterhignett
peterhignett
11 years ago

Fringe hit an all time low last week too.

Looks like the nielson boxes need new homes?

Two brilliant shows getting obviously the wrong raatings statistics.

Halzman
Halzman
11 years ago

Sad to hear this, but not surprised. I’ve been watching SGU since it first aired (die-hard stargate fan), and although the first season was kinda slow, i kept watching to fulfill my ancient/stargate needs. Second season has been really picking up the pace so it’s more enjoyable from a storyline standpoint. The reason however, why I’m not surprised about low rating on ‘Alliances’ is because it was a character development kinda slow episode, which every season of every stargate show has had. It’s a ‘wrong place at the wrong time’ kinda thing. I’m almost willing to say that I ‘predict’… Read more »

Xyla
Xyla
11 years ago

It’s so cute that some people still think watching live without a Nielson box will do something for the ratings.

grif
grif
11 years ago

waiting for the season 2 dvd set. i dont have cable.

samamd
samamd
11 years ago

Well i think the rate’ing are low beacuse its monday everyone think you know there are so many tv shows on monday like chuck and being human . i feel syfy is doing this all so they can make this tv show fell now stargate ip is very cool ip if they dont keep on going with tv shows and give it all 5 seasons then peaple may feel like they dont want to sopport syfy beacuse of there cut’ing the show now i feel syfy is not even syfy being human is just another remake its sad to see… Read more »

knowles2
knowles2
11 years ago

So what else was happening in America, surely a decline of this magnitude 12 and 13% points. Whole right read the article a other crappy reality TV just begun.

Scifi should have been expecting at least 10% drop one would of thought.

katikatnik
katikatnik
11 years ago

: That doesn’t explain why SGA’s ratings remained steady and even grew during S5, even though it aired after its cancellation was announced. Right now, SGU is exactly where Caprica used to be.

Glucharina
Glucharina
11 years ago

I wonder if SyFy executives are laughing diabolically about ruining the franchise.

FakeNetworkExec
FakeNetworkExec
11 years ago

SyFy executives are looking at budgets and the truth is they make more money running Ghost Hunters then they do SG-U. They also did a piss poor jobe of marketing the show and they kept moving the show to s****y time slots with huge gaps between seasons. I would love to know what the fees totaled that SyFy was paying for the show. SG-U was one of the very few reasons to every turn on SyFy. 99% of their shows are mediocre, at best. If it wasn’t for Startgate and maybe Sanctuary, there would be no reason to even turn… Read more »

GoodThings2Life
GoodThings2Life
11 years ago

As much as I enjoy the franchise, the episode was just awful. It’s like they don’t even care about scientific concepts anymore.

As for the ratings drop, duh. Yet another bad night and time slot, and every fan left is well aware that the series is canceled by now. I don’t have a Neilsen box, so even I opt to watch Castle live and then SGU afterwards via DVR.

GoodThings2Life
GoodThings2Life
11 years ago

PS– V is done for the season now, so leaving it on Tuesdays would have actually been a better choice. Look what happened to Third Rock and other shows that got moved around all the time… they always tank when people can’t figure out what night its on.

takm209
takm209
11 years ago

Good science fiction is not yet over. The “science channel” is airing shows like Scifi science and Firefly. Hopefully they will get enough ratings that space based science fiction will get reborn over on the science channel. Its just amazing to me that a channel called SyFy isn’t producing any space based sci fi shows. Syfy will go broke when WWE moves to another station like it does ever 3 or so years.

knowles2
knowles2
11 years ago

As much as I enjoy the franchise, the episode was just awful. It’s like they don’t even care about scientific concepts anymore.

An what scientific concept did they get wrong in the last episode.

Mike Amo
Mike Amo
11 years ago

The episode was very good, and the remaining ones look increasingly so. The ratings would logically drop based on the 12 million sticking with Castle after DWTS. I never watch either, but both are huge draws, and for some reason, so is Harry’s Law. Also, there’s the pesky major 4 networks vs. 500 cable channels thing.

kaistrife
kaistrife
11 years ago

: SGA maintained it’s ratings because fans knew at the end of the season they would be rewarded with an actual ending. For SGU, we’re getting a cliffhanger that might not be resolved. Some fans don’t want to watch that and then find out they’ll never know what happened.

lopo30
lopo30
11 years ago

well there are days in a week where are no criminal investication series more then 1 series for a day … take the day and show the show in the day where you dont have havy competition with criminal investication shows what are the most popular gener in the world … every year is coming few new tv shows about investication … for me i just dont watch investication tv shows cause they all are the same for me .. different charecters and stories but still the main thing is same and these series get 12milj. viewer raiting .. five-0… Read more »

Noldor
Noldor
11 years ago

I understand that syfy is promoting SGU quite a lot. And i can`t help thinking about what it would do to the ratings if they state that McKay is back in episode 15. I think that will realy help the ratings. Maybe the most popular character in the Stargate franchise ever.

Leonick
Leonick
11 years ago

Of course they are dropping, everyone knows the show is canceled and will end in a big cliffhanger (and they keeping moving the show around), I’ve consider the last episodes simply not to watch anymore and SGU has since the second part of season one been one of the best SciFi series in my opinion.

Glad I am watching though, last three episodes have been great (specially twin destinies), no surprise there, still it will end in a cliffhanger :(

jjs
jjs
11 years ago

I really am not surprised by the drop in ratings for this episode. Quite frankly the trailer for this episode looked boring and when I saw it was a “stones episode” I almost didn’t watch it myself. Ya know, people keep talking about how McKay’s episode is going to be such a hit because of his character. And it got me thinking, if they make a 4th Stargate show sometime in the future, would anyone care if someone from Destiny showed up as a guest character? I’m not sure any of these characters are popular enough to ever be brought… Read more »

mythos
mythos
11 years ago

Thanks for posting the ratings, Darren. Some of us are still interested in the facts. And there are always a lot of reasons why the ratings may be up or down any given week. I don’t think anyone really believes that the ratings went down 12 percent this week because of the quality of the show. The quality of the show has improved a bit, if anything. But there was stiff competition and even stiffer lead-in competition. It’s not going to do well on a Monday night and Syfy knows this. After cancelling it, they don’t so much care about… Read more »

hewittor
hewittor
11 years ago

Last episode was great. No one is watching because if you haven’t watched from the beginning…you don’t know what the hell is going on. It’s too dark. I love it just because I’m a Stargate nerd…but they spend wayyyyy too much time on the ship

Cube
Cube
11 years ago

Dude pawn stars owns even if it seems they are acting or putting on drama for the camera, most the time it is a funny little skit.

And Rick the old man and chumlee everybody is fun to watch good people.

I would rather watch pawn stars than star gate universe any day and that is what I did last time…

ipfnd
ipfnd
11 years ago

How ridiculous this is. Obviously people aren’t bothering to watch live because the show is dead and why bother unless you really are hooked on stargate, which I am. I agree that they should have run it during the summer like “the old days”. Although it may still not have survived the character building snooze fest that was year one. Please can no one ask about a movie anymore?? please

lonix
lonix
11 years ago

“People are not watching because the show was cancelled”. No people are not watching because the 1st series was ****, had 3 goodish episodes and with that budget should of done better. People watched BSG because it was refreshing and even that show is having failures. Go watch series 1 of SG1 and compare you will see such a difference in the “Entertainment” factor and the same with BSG. SGU has only NOW become a far better show but too late the damage is done. And people stop blaming anti SGU people for no more SG blame the producers and… Read more »

nzsyfylova
nzsyfylova
11 years ago

I am not surprised by the low ratings as I was pretty bored watching this episode. I have to agree with one of the above posts about stones episodes, they are soooooo boring!

StargateDominator
StargateDominator
11 years ago

Next episode Hope’s Trailer is already on youtube,lol,look it up.

Ryster
Ryster
11 years ago

I disagree nzsyfylova. A lack of action does not equal “boring”, at least not for me. While not the best episode of the season, it certainly wasn’t boring. I think it largely served to set the scene for future episodes, which I look forward to.

Sparky
Sparky
11 years ago

The drop in viewers is not unexpected, after all who would want to watch a TV series that ends with a cliffhanger aside from us hardcore fans? However the treatment SGU has had is very poor, (not to mention all the other series) “that channel” is competing against HUNDREDS of other channels and pitting SGU against established shows that have already been on TV for several weeks, maybe months, with viewing figures over ten times that “that channel” could possibly get, well, if you do your not going to have a ratings hit on your hands. When programs are moved… Read more »

Hyncharas
11 years ago

I think the simple fact is since the show has been written off by Syfy and everyone else (at least in the US/Canada); given that DVR statistics will NEVER count towards actual ratings, the fans are who failed SGU.

Joe Friday
Joe Friday
11 years ago

At this rate, SyFy will do what NBC did with The Cape, and air SGU’s final episode on the web only.

ZJW
ZJW
11 years ago

Why are people all over the mid-season break as a source of ratings decline? Stargate has always had suck a break since moving to the SF channel in 2002. In fact you could always count on a mini spike for the big return episode. Also, i won’t go into detail regarding all of my thoughts but as much as the channel is to blame the fans are as well. People didn’t give it a shot out of spite for it replace their beloved Atlantis. Now i enjoyed Atlantis but was ready for a change and have fully embraced the direction… Read more »