Originally Posted by SimonB79
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but its useless to the people that have already thrown in the towel and left... I know people (in the UK & US) that dumped Lost because of the “need to go back” storyline and the Charlie (in their eyes) getting killed for nowt scenario.
(we can argue about it til the cows come home)
The point is Havok people have a choice, if they want to watch reality TV & gameshows then that's upto them... it ain't my fault they find it more entertaining then your scripted shows is it??
(but then again it would appear scripted shows like CSI and the like still do canny its only Sci-Fi that's dying unfortunately)
In the UK we have loads of good quality scripted TV almost every night so I don't have to worry about Reality TV taking over the airwaves... that's why we have a TV licence to make sure our networks don't become like yours in America
But we better go back to the topic
i have no doubt people dropped the show because of charlie dying. when a major favorite charecter dies, it does turn a lot of people off from a tv show. its just to bad for dropping the show because they will never know if it ends great or not. still, its there loss.
but csi, law and order all all shows ratings have decreased. still its not like lost is doing bad anyways. it gets over 11 million people watching it live/same day. add in the 7 day dvr numbers and the show is doing great. not increible like it was doing in season 2, but still great. also on top of it, i don't equate high ratings with good quaklity shows. burn notice is a great show, praised by critics and fans alike, is one of the most successful cable shows on tv right now, but its ratings would be considered a comploete failure if it was on one of the big 4 netwroks. same with the sopranoes when it was on tv.
although i will agree scifi in general is a for a very small audience because for some reason when people think of scifi they think of nerds and people don't want to be associated with that.
i wish we had those rules over here because more and more the tv channels are becoming about reality tv and not about scripted drama.