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“The River” Ratings Hold Steady!

Posted in Mysteries and Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by ghostradioworld

The ratings for “The River” were still low this week.  But they held steady.  Scoring a 1.7 rating with the 18-49 demo.  This suggests, once again, that the audience who tuned in for the premiere has stuck with the show.  And it probably also means that much of the show’s “failure” can be laid at the feet of the marketing people.

Ratings for the “The River” Drop Slightly!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Toys, UFOs with tags , , , , on February 14, 2012 by ghostradioworld

Ratings for “The River” dropped a tenth of point over the premiere to a 2.4 with the 18-49 demo.  This suggests that he audience that watched last week returned this week.  Not a great sign.  But better than the alternative.

TERRA NOVA Ratings Not Bronto-Sized!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Monday night’s premiere of Fox’s Spielberg produced sci-fi extravaganza “Terra Nova” scored a 3.0 rating, and an 8 share, with the 18-49 demo.  This landed it in third place behind CBS and ABC for the night.  This is likely a huge disappointment to Fox who were expected a major score from this expensive show.  The word “flop” is being bandied about.  An early cancellation looks likely.   Proving, once again, the weakness of sci-fi as a genre on the broadcast networks.

New “Jekyll and Hyde” Series Headed for ABC!

Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , on August 21, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Frederick March (above) may look confused.  But there’s no confusion about the fact that remakes of classic tales are all the rage.   And Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is the latest tale to get such treatment.  Former Platinum Dunes alum, Sheldon Tuner has just sold a series to ABC entitled “Hyde”.  The concept:

A thirtysomething ER doctor with a degenerative eye condition who is conflict-averse and hesitant to be captain of his own destiny. After attempting an experimental treatment to improve his eyesight, he begins to experience a strange side effect — when he goes to sleep, his id manifests itself as Hyde, a fearless, gregarious personality who takes control where Grant cannot.

Sounds intriguing.   But it will be hard for this show to match Steven Moffat’s “Jekyll”.

A New Way to Save Cancelled Shows!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Did you favorite show just get cancelled?  Would you do anything to get it back?  but you don’t know where to start or what to do.  Well, a new website has been created that could be just what you’re looking for.  The site (www.iwantmyshowback.com) attempts to harness this energy and help get any or all cancelled shows back on the air.

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“V” Ends on a Up Note in the Ratings!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , on March 17, 2011 by ghostradioworld

The season (possibly series) finale of “V” saw a brief uptake in the ratings, ticking up 6% to a 1.8 rating with the 18-49 demo.  This could well be the end for V.   Most ratings mavens suggest there is little chance of  a renewal for the series.  We get their logic.  But a little bird tells us they’re wrong.  And that ABC is looking for a way to make continuing this series economically viable.  We’ll see.  But this little bird hasn’t steered us wrong in the past.

“V” Down, Series Lowest Rating Yet!

Posted in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , on February 2, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Sandwiched between a repeat of “No Ordinary Family” and the cancellation bound “Detroit 1-8-7”, “V” racked up its lowest rating in series history, landing a 1.7 with adults 18-49.  Some industry analysts are suggesting 1.7 is the new 2.o, but we’re not buying it.  We think this series needs a significant bounce next week if it wants to avoid joining the cancellation pool.

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