WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
Just came across this item.
With shows like Enterprise being cancelled, this is even more relevant. Ratings company Nielsen have owned up to a major bungle with their system, which has been assigning data from cable accounts to the wrong stacks. Viewers with cable and paid premium channels (if I read this right) have been confused with viewers who only take basic services, meaning that calculating a percentage of people who watch a show when they have access to it can't be done accurately.
Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
Thanks for the link, they will get a note from us.
I think that "Enterprise" is the best of all of the ST series.
Some have had their moments.
TOS: City on the Edge of Forever. Love Edith Keeler/Joan Collins
DS9: Trials and Tribulations
TNG: Cause and Effect: Sometimes I feel like I am cought up in a temporal causality loop!
VGR: Well, 7of9, need I say more!
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
Maybe if UPN had done a deal with Sky in the UK and Europe, as Sky did with the new Battlestar Galactica, it could have been saved. Sky didn't just licence BG, they took a share in the production costs along with Sci-Fi.
But back to Nielsen. This does raise a number of questions as shows have been cancelled recently using their data and not just Enterprise. Paramount cut costs on Enterprise but it was the Nielsen figures which finally killed it off.
Paramount (as distinct from the UPN network) are being very short-sighted anyway. They should also get their heads up and realise that business doesn't stop at the borders of the USA. It could have been part-funded with a foreign partner.
ShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1956 times:
The major problem regarding Enterprise was UPN. The network is the butt of many jokes and really isn't taken seriously. Enterprise would have had a better shot being syndicated right from the start, just like "The Next Generation."