Oh well. I was expecting for more seing as there were two great promos and it was the final but whatever. Lets just keep are finers crossed because I really do want a second season and it better not be on friday nights. Does anyone know when FOX announce if there is going to be season two??
I've heard May 18. But at this rate, say goodbye to the show.
Thanks for the date Trey. You get kharma ;D
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If Nielsen's TV ratings are their bread and butter, then Nielsen needs to change how they do things. 12,000 or so TV viewers (that's 0.006%) does not speak for the viewing habits of 200,000,000 TV viewers, no matter how you pretty it up.
In statistics what matters is the size of the sample and not the size of the population. 12,000 is a pretty big sample. Huge if you compare it to the typical sample size in opinion surveys. The real question to ask is whether it's a representative sample, or whether it's skewed in some way. To answer that, you'd need to find out how Nielson picks its families. (For example if they all came from Kansas you wouldn't get a good feel for the nationwide numbers).
I don't know enough about the industry to go further. We know DH disproportionately appeals to DVR watchers. The question is whether the skewing skews in a way that means that Nielson is also underestimating how many households are watching DH on TV, in which case Fox would be making a mistake to go by the Nielson numbers; or whether the skewing skews because DH viewers in general just don't watch on TV in which case Fox isn't making a mistake to use the Nielson numbers.
Everyone is assuming its the latter case, but there's a world where it could be the former. For example, does the Nielson sample exclude people who watch relatively little TV (5 hours a week or less)? It's possible that people who watch little TV are more likely to spread around their few hours to shows like Dollhouse. If that were so, the Nielson numbers would underestimate the DH audience. Other scenarios could be at work. To really answer the question you would need to know how Nielson picks its families.
hi Maggie - Great to see someone else who speaks statistics! Sage
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Thank you Fox, once again, for proving that you haven't forgotten how to seriously fuck up a good tv show.
I think the problem is network studios have no patience for serial television series, especially FOX. The CW seems to specialize in serial series, and hence lower ratings. When people have to commit to the series, expect lower ratings period. FOX didn't help in thoroughly screwing the first 5 episodes, and neglecting to advertise for the last 6.
Joss, honey, you may think you can write episodic television shows, but it doesn't grab episodic viewers. Stick to serial. Find a medium that works. Your loving fans are here to support you in any way, we just don't like getting our hearts ripped out every couple years.
Last Edit: May 13, 2009 13:21:56 GMT -5 by Rebecca