Now that the Pilot has finally aired, the journey for this to become a series has just begun. While the numbers were great on Sunday - I think it's important us to focus our efforts to help things along.
There are several ways we can help:
- 1. Watch the movie again Sunday. Yes, we aren't all neilson viewers, but DVRs like Tivo track data that is provided to the Networks to see how often someone watched or replayed specific data. I believe Cable companies too track this to some level (amount of data usage)
- 2. Tell two friends to watch it that missed out. They'll be watching to see how much of an audience drops off on the second viewing to see how the replay value of it is. If there is a large drop off next week, I don't see that as being good.
- 3. Be vocal and constructive on this site and other forums. If anything the past has shown us, Networks are listening more and more to fans. Shows like Family Guy, Jericho and Firefly wouldn't have had further chances if it wasn't for the out pouring of fan support. If you really do want this show to goto series (whether with no changes or with some), you need to be well thought out and constructive with your reasons behind you opinions. People are willing to listen if we speak loudly, clearly and united.
The Network will also being to do focus groups and aggregate all the data to see if a series is finacially feasable. Remember: Knight Rider 2000 did well in the ratings, but ultimately it tested poorly in focus groups.
While that type of data is out of our hands, there has to be other positive ways that we can do to help? Suggestions?