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1996-03-21 00:00:00 - Week Three: We NEED ratings! - (pom@grfn.org)


OK.. The ratings for the 3/15 "Gillian of the Spirits" episode of sliders is in. It got a 6.4 rating point (each point repesents 1% of the nations 96.9 TV households, the highest show normally get low 20's) and 11 shares (the % of all tv's on at that time tuned in to that show). That is nothing to drink to. Last week it got 6.5/11 so although it went down .1 of a point its share stayed the same. X-files on the other hand went down 1.9 points down from last weeks 10.7/18 to 8.8/15 this week. So even though X-files had less viewers Sliders only went down a drop. What does it mean? Beats me but either way the bottom line is **SLIDERS needs Higher ratings** so get people to watch! C'ya POM -- A word is dead, | Smile... | This is just to When it is said; | Tomorrow will | fill in this Some say. I say | be WORSE. | e m p t y It just began | | s p a c e. to live that day. | -- Murphy's | -- P.M. Orbach --Emily Dickinson | Philosophy | pom@grfn.org

1996-03-22 00:00:00 - Ratings come from QUALITY (was "Re: Week Three: We NEED ratings!") - (diego@mercury.gaianet.net)


Pinchas Orbach (pom@grfn.org) wrote: : OK.. The ratings for the 3/15 "Gillian of the Spirits" episode of sliders : is in. It got a 6.4 rating point (each point repesents 1% of the nations : 96.9 TV households, the highest show normally get low 20's) and 11 shares : (the % of all tv's on at that time tuned in to that show). That is : nothing to drink to. Last week it got 6.5/11 so although it went down .1 : of a point its share stayed the same. X-files on the other hand went down : 1.9 points down from last weeks 10.7/18 to 8.8/15 this week. So even : though X-files had less viewers Sliders only went down a drop. What does : it mean? Beats me but either way the bottom line is **SLIDERS needs : Higher ratings** so get people to watch! : C'ya : POM Well, they (the writers, producers, etc. - "tWPE", for short) need to pull their collective heads out of their collective sitting down places and start tightening up the show a bit. I became slightly disenchanted during the first season. When the show went on hiatus, I figured that it might be gone. When I heard it was coming back, I thought maybe they would take some time and at least try to shake some of the bugs out of their writing. They can't go on insulting people's intelli- gence with things like Arturo saying that the vortex only remains open sixty seconds and having it stay open almost three minutes. You don't have to be holding a stopwatch to realize that it is a load of fertilizer. I realize that there are die-hard fans out there who will go on watching it no matter how bad it gets. But we are not all mindless twits who are going to go on tuning in just to keep it on the air. If people feel that the show is no longer worth watching, they are going to stop watching it. You obviously like it and want to keep it on the air. I, too, want it to remain on the air but only if the quality of the episodes starts to improve. I liked "Love Gods" but didn't care for "Into The Mystic" and have very mixed feelings about "Gillian of the Spirits". Tonight's episode about the wild West still being alive and next week's ep (forget the title right now) are going to factor heavily as to whether I, for one, continue to tune in. "Life is WAY too short for bad beer, cheap whiskey, dull people, and STUPID television programs." : -- : A word is dead, | Smile... | This is just to : When it is said; | Tomorrow will | fill in this : Some say. I say | be WORSE. | e m p t y : It just began | | s p a c e. : to live that day. | -- Murphy's | -- P.M. Orbach : --Emily Dickinson | Philosophy | pom@grfn.org James -- "Howlin' at the moon, stripping down naked, and loping across the plains seeking small, furry, helpless creatures to kill - WITH MY TEETH!"

1996-03-23 00:00:00 - Re: Ratings come from QUALITY (was "Re: Week Three: We NEED ratings!") - (wysiwyg@glympton.airtime.co.uk)


In article <1996Mar23.175619.16301@spartan.ac.BrockU.CA>, Robert Pinnegar <rpinnega@spartan.ac.BrockU.CA> wrote: >-- An Earth where Germanicus Caesar survived the assassination attempts >by his uncle Tiberius and son Caligula, and restored the Roman Republic >which then survived into the 20th century. Problem: Everyone would speak Latin. This would actually make a _cool_ episode, them not only having to deal with a weird culture but a foreign language (Arturo and Quinn both grok Latin if I remember), I just can't imagine them doing it. Americans seem to be _very_ conservative about foreign language entertainment and subtitles. And the technical difficulties filming it would be severely prohibitive. On the other hand, surely they have to do an earth where people don't speak English eventually? > Sorry for wasting bandwidth with these dumb ideas, I just felt like >going on a tirade. :) See you later. They're not dumb. I wish everyone who wasted bandwidth did so as fruitfully :-) ,==========================================================================. | \ /\/( |\ /\//' | Adam L Rice -|- wysiwyg@glympton.airtime.co.uk | | \/\/ / )| \/\/ / \_| | Resume: http://www.csv.warwick.ac.uk/~mauhb/cv | `=========================================================================='

1996-03-23 00:00:00 - Re: Ratings come from QUALITY (was "Re: Week Three: We NEED ratings!") - (rpinnega@spartan.ac.BrockU.CA)


: Well, they (the writers, producers, etc. - "tWPE", for short) need to : pull their collective heads out of their collective sitting down places : and start tightening up the show a bit. I became slightly disenchanted : during the first season. When the show went on hiatus, I figured that : it might be gone. When I heard it was coming back, I thought maybe : they would take some time and at least try to shake some of the bugs : out of their writing. They can't go on insulting people's intelli- : gence with things like Arturo saying that the vortex only remains : open sixty seconds and having it stay open almost three minutes. : You don't have to be holding a stopwatch to realize that it is a load : of fertilizer. Myself, I think Sliders has the potential to be one of the best shows on network TV -- but it hasn't lived up to that potential. The number of possible alternate histories is almost endless but a lot of the ones they've chosen to show haven't really been all that interesting. The only ones that really impressed me a lot were the British States of America episode (I liked the "domino effect" hypothesis that Arturo came up with -- that the American Revolution failed because the French Revolution failed) and the one where Einstein hid the atomic bomb. Nice ideas. I know that coming up with plot ideas on this newsgroup is probably considered pretty boring by most of its readers, but here's a few examples of Sliders episodes I'd like to see. As I mentioned earlier, I haven't seen all of them, so my apologies if any of these are too "close" to already-filmed episodes. -- An Earth where Germanicus Caesar survived the assassination attempts by his uncle Tiberius and son Caligula, and restored the Roman Republic which then survived into the 20th century. -- An Earth where the Christian world lost the Crusades. Right there you've got tons of plotlines. Byzantine empire not destroyed, all the Western world observing Islam instead of Christianity. -- An Earth where the Treaty of Versailles was fair to Germany. This would mean that World War II probably never would have happened -- and as a result, nobody would realize the real extent of the danger of Nazi thinking in 1995. Sorry for wasting bandwidth with these dumb ideas, I just felt like going on a tirade. :) See you later. Take care Rob, Canada

1996-03-23 00:00:00 - Re: Ratings come from QUALITY (was "Re: Week Three: We NEED ratings!") - (zikzak23@aol.com)


In article <4iv0u8$729@tribune.cris.com>, diego@mercury.gaianet.net (James Boe) writes: > I realize that there are die-hard fans out there who will go on > watching it no matter how bad it gets. But we are not all mindless > twits who are going to go on tuning in just to keep it on the air. > If people feel that the show is no longer worth watching, they are > going to stop watching it. You obviously like it and want to keep > it on the air. I, too, want it to remain on the air but only if > the quality of the episodes starts to improve. I liked "Love Gods" > but didn't care for "Into The Mystic" and have very mixed feelings > about "Gillian of the Spirits". Tonight's episode about the wild > West still being alive and next week's ep (forget the title right > now) are going to factor heavily as to whether I, for one, continue > to tune in. The sad, but true, fact in my case is that I *will* continue to watch the show, even though I've been disappointed with this season. If nothing else, I think the show should stay on the air because it has incredible potential. If we could just get some better (and more inspired) writers in there, "Sliders" could make "X-Files" look like "90210." - Nigel __ Visit Freeze-Dried Comedy at: http://pwp.usa.pipeline.com/~zikzak23/freeze1.htm You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll make funny noises.

1996-03-24 00:00:00 - Re: Week Three: We NEED ratings! - (FNYK09A@prodigy.com)


Yes, but remember that episode of X-Files was a repeat. You should expect it to have lower ratings than a new one. Gary