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Subject: Re: Attn JMS: How are Jeremiah's Numbers?
Date: 20 Mar 2002 04:52:46 GMT
From: (Jms at B5)

>The first airing of the pilot drew a 2.2 rating. As to whether
>that is good by Showtime standards. . .
>        JMS hasn't answered. What does that tell you? :(

Nothing, actually.  It aired on a Sunday night when the SF audience generally
isn't around, according to Showtime, which given that scenario was actually
quite encouraged that we did that well...and most important, we built in
audience every quarter hour.  The real test would be the hour series itself....

And both Showtime and MGM called to offer congratulations on our first ep. 
Stargate, airing a brand new episode right before us, with an established
audience, pulled a 2.9 and a 5 share, excellent by pay cable standards.

Our first real ep out of the box *also* got a 2.9 and a 5 share, AND it also
grew by quarter hours, ending up at a 3.1 for the last quarter hour, indicating
again that we hold viewers and add as we go, a very good thing.

So everybody's happy.


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