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The Super Bowl is usually the highest-rated single television broadcast of the year, so the post time slot is probably the most coveted in TV because of the massive lead-in audience (upwards of 100 million viewers). But if the program that airs right afterwards typically draws big ratings, why don’t networks take advantage of this and premiere the pilot of a new series? Wouldn’t this be the best way to promote a show you think will be a huge hit? It would seem like a no-brainer, but in fact, that strategy isn’t always bulletproof. More often than not, a pilot for a new series won’t bring in the same high ratings as a special episode of an established series. Once the Big Game is over, most viewers will go ahead and switch the channel. Unless your a fan of the winning team, and care to sit through the post-game wrap up, »
I’m unfortunately not clued up to Ronald D. Moore’s acclaimed reboot of the sci-fi series of Battlestar Galactica, although I am ancient enough to remember the original series starring Lorne Green and Dirk Benedict. While that series has now come to an end, Moore’s latest project Helix, which first caught my eye after being plastered down the side of a lavish hotel during San Diego Comic Con, looks as if it could be right up my street.
Coming via Syfy, the show centres on a group of scientists heading the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a remote outpost in the Arctic to investigate a possible viral outbreak. We’ve a look at the first 15 minutes that suggest they’re all in for a terrifically traumatic time!
- Craig Hunter
2 items from 2014
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