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  1. hewittor
    April 17, 2011 at 11:34 am |

    Of course it did better. They were away from the ship on a mission. People want to see new worlds and other species, not the same crew fighting amongst themselves every week.

  2. The destiny
    The destiny
    April 17, 2011 at 11:48 am |

    @ hewittor: Really? I thought they wanted to see SGA..

    They went to a different planet last week by the way, with David Hewlett to boot.

  3. The destiny
    The destiny
    April 17, 2011 at 11:50 am |

    not to mention the crew stopped fighting amongst themselves since 2×07 “the greater good”

  4. medegno51
    April 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm |


    Exactly… those were my same thoughts as well when I was watching “The Hunt”.

    When the “dark and gritty” label was being applied to this new version of our Stargate fan-chise, I envisioned more stories and settings akin to this one, and the ones which has come of late. More darker, nerve-grinding adventures on non-human/non-Ancient planets via the Stargate, and less body-swapping stone stories amid a gaggle of supposedly expert military and academic professionals.

    (Don’t even get me started on the “wrong people at the wrong time” canard by the creative team. Oh, what could’ve been…)

  5. hewittor
    April 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm |

    @the destiny…then explain the reason because I’m puzzled. I’ve watched every episode. I like most of them…but why are people not watching?

  6. hewittor
    April 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm |

    And just because they don’t anymore doesn’t mean people know that. It takes 3 weeks to change people’s minds. Progression.

  7. Browncoat1984
    April 17, 2011 at 12:55 pm |

    Lets face it, there will never be a perfect night for Stargate during the fall or spring, its at its best when its on in the summer/winter. Had SyFy kept it like that, its possible it might have done better. If it airs in the fall/spring it will always go against something like Castle or American Idol or whatever is a big hitter and people will be like “its a terrible night!” and if its on Fridays then people will be like “Friday’s the death slot!”

  8. Duneknight
    April 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm |

    People see stargate as nothing more than a simple adventure show. when it tries to be more, they dont watch.

  9. darkthunder
    April 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm |

    Even if The Hunt brought out more US viewers, the news of the effective cancellation of the entire Stargate franchise, will make those viewer numbers drop like a rock this week.

    Furthermore, it’s not fair to base your entire decision on if a show should continue or not, on ONE country’s dumb-ass Nielsen Ratings system. There are OTHER countries out there who watch tv shows, and there are OTHER methods to access episodes such as Hulu/Itunes. These numbers don’t count for diddly squat.

  10. shermacidal
    April 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm |

    The way they figure out the ratings is absolutely rediculous. Stargate makes money because it has many loyal fans that will spend money on merchandise. The neilson ratings doesnt take that into consideration, it just ESTIMATES how many people watch the show in america. If the number is not high enough the show gets cancelled. That is why MGM needs to step in and save the franchise, because syfy obviously doesnt care about the franchise that brought them viewers for 15 years

  11. mythos
    April 18, 2011 at 3:03 pm |

    @darkthunder – Syfy didn’t pick up season 3. Any of those channels in any of those countries could have picked up the tab. They didn’t because they couldn’t afford to because they weren’t getting the numbers in those countries either.

    @shermacidal – Stargate made money by stations paying them for airing rights. Syfy makes money based on how much they can sell commercial time for which is based on the Nielsen Ratings. Syfy wasn’t making money and so dropped the show. Stargate was no longer making money because Syfy was no longer willing to pay. Ergo, Stargate now makes no money. If it made money, they would have made the movies.

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