Caprica Ratings: Uh Oh

From TV By the Numbers:


In its third week, Caprica dropped again, to 1.128 million viewers and a .4 adults 18-49 rating. It was out-rated by Discovery's Swamp Loggers (which airs at 10p - Caprica airs at 9p) which averaged 1.49 million and a .7 rating with adults 18-49.


Caprica's episode a week ago averaged a .5 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.411 million viewers. That compares with 1.6 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating for the pilot episode.


I know there are a lot of haters, but I don't hate Caprica. How could I hate any show that has a character that hates TV and PR? I'm also digging the growing rift between Adama and Greystone.


But while Alessandra Torresani may be lovely, these numbers surely are not.


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Feb 9, 2010 11:13PM EST

Very disappointing to see the ratings so low. Wonder how the online traffic and audience share is factoring in. Much like we saw with Dollhouse, perhaps they may show a stronger following online? I agree that it's too soapy for my SyFy (SciFi) liking, and there's nowhere near as much of the politics, technology detail, intrigue, or action as we're accustomed to seeing with the BG franchise. Especially from the last installment. Is the core BG audience that has been clamoring for more really into massive doses of high school/prep school kid drama? Understanding it's something of an experiment to bridge the audience gap for the network, I'm not so sure it was a good franchise to pick for it. Curious to hear what others think...

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Feb 10, 2010 2:17AM EST

i think the problem with the show is that it is moving along to slow. Maybe it will get some more fans when the plot line actually progresses. I mean there has been three episodes, now there is a two week break until episode 4, which looks like another filler episode with nothing really going on (yay). The series has a lot of potential but it needs to pick up the pace with its speed of storytelling if it wants to retain viewers. What the writers need to realize is that the first few episodes are what makes or breaks the show, if they are crappy and/or too slow paced you will likely lose viewers that you will never regain.

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Feb 13, 2010 3:05PM EST

I just hope it isn't another Firefly because Caprica has a lot of potential, but if they keep showing reruns and messing with the episodes it is going to kill it.

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Feb 18, 2010 3:01PM EST

I completely agree with travellerjohn here...While character development is necessary, plot progression has seriously suffered and the writing has been wandering a bit. Early impressions are everything! Wandering upon tangents that are written to "appeal" to varied audiences and content areas that would be associated with high ratings -- such as family drama, prep school, legal/crime/mafia. The series itself, its storyline and its potential have appeared to get lost in it. We've been seeing this far too often. It was deja-vu to hear his comments, because they are some of the same observations I have heard for Dollhouse and why it was cancelled. And with Firefly. Both excellent shows with a lot of originality and good production teams. Does anyone know why there was a delay between episodes? I enjoy the concept of the show and really look forward to seeing it pick up and focus.

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