Friday, December 11, 2009

Battlestar Galactica is 2009's top timeshifted TV show, other scifi shows in top 10

Sci Fi Wire just posted the top 10 "timeshifted" tv shows for 2009. Timeshifting is watching a show other than when it's aired, like when you tivo a show, or watch it online instead.

It's interesting to see how many of these shows have been canceled, showing how some networks *coughFoxcough* don't accurately capture the true viewership of shows that they think are doing bad.

Here's the list:
Top 10 "Timeshifted" TV Programs—Network % Increase of Timeshifted Viewing

1. Battlestar Galactica (Syfy)—59.4%
2. Mad Men (AMC)—57.7%
3. Damages (FX)—56.3%
4. Rescue Me (FX)—53.2%
5. True Blood (HBO)—46.9%
5. Stargate Universe (Syfy)—46.9%
7. Sanctuary (Syfy)—45.9%
7. Heroes (NBC)—45.9%
9. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox)—45.5%
10. 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family)—44.9%
10. Dollhouse (Fox)—44.9%
10. Melrose Place (CW)—44.9%

Fox's top 2 timeshifted shows, and it canceled both of them. Scifi geeks are apparently too ahead of the times for our own good. Is it our fault, due to watching shows later, that our favorite shows get canceled? I really hope the networks start putting these metrics in to show that these shows are in fact worth keeping around.

Shut your fraken mouth

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