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Alan
Alan
11 years ago

Yay! I was beginning to wonder/worry if we were gonna get the last 10 eps or not. Seems like such awhile ago since it started up on US/Canadian screens that I don’t recall it taking this long to come to the UK.

Anyhoo…roll on April 11th!

peterhignett
peterhignett
11 years ago

Do we know what the ratings have been in the UK? Not that it really matters but I’m interested nonetheless.

gashead
gashead
11 years ago

Alan I’m in the UK. What I can remember during series 1 Universe was getting approx 800k per episode. Thats not to bad as with Sky we have to pay for it, it’s not like the BBC and other channels which are free so gets a lot more viewers.
What I can remember SG-1 used to get about 1.5 million on Sky, so not in that class.

psw
psw
11 years ago

The ratings in the UK declined extremely. Season 1 started with 891,000 live viewers. The ratings were much lower in season 2. I know the ratings of four season 2 episodes.

2×01: 237,000
2×04: 160,000
2×05: 188,000
2×08: 195,000

DanMan
DanMan
11 years ago

I read somewhere a couple of years ago that Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men and The Wire all had a UK audience of about 200 thousand viewers on Sky, BBC4 and BBC2 respectively. As these were my 3 favourite shows at the start of 2009 I felt that I belonged to an exclusive club of people with good tastes. As an SGU fan in 2011 I’m again in a small group with good taste – hello to you all!

Stargate80
Stargate80
11 years ago

I have no idea how many SGU live viewers are in australia.We get it 3 days after it airs in the US.On sci fi australia.Then it’s on a free to air channel a few months later.RIP damn.

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[…] SGU Portal – Our SGU Portal has been updated to include the premiere of S2.5 in the UK on Sky One on Monday, April 11, at 8 PM. Additionally, Region 2 will be getting the complete season on DVD/Blu-ray on July 4. (Source: Gateworld) […]

joegett
joegett
11 years ago

Yipee!!!!! Thank god – i was just about to sign up onto a US VPN to view the remainder of the series. The second season has been brilliant. Every episode has been an improvement on the previous one. I understand that the first season needed to establish a lot in terms of character, story arcs etc but I cant help thinking that if only they had compressed the whole of season 1’s story line into the first half of the season and then plot out the first half of season 2 into the second half of season 1, the pace… Read more »

jon889
jon889
11 years ago

As if no one here knows the real reason for the ratings decline.
Its because They air so late after the US everyone has already watched them on this thing called the internet. This is how it works: you watch the first few episodes on TV, then if you like it you catch up online.ratings will keep falling until they close the gap. (In no way does this comment mean I watch TV shows online)

Gaeth
Gaeth
11 years ago

That’s just asking to get pirated, they should have the same international release date.

Stargate80
Stargate80
11 years ago

I agree 100 percent.

mythos
mythos
11 years ago

The release date is up to the individual networks airing the show so it would take a television show that commanded a tremendous amount of power to pull off an international release date for episodes. I don’t know that it’s ever actually been done on a large scale for a television show.

DanMan
DanMan
11 years ago

The final episode of Lost was shown at the same time in many countries, but I agree, it’s a rare event, and Lost was a much bigger show than SGU, SGA or SG1.