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morjana
June 18th, 2005, 01:07 PM
From The Futon Critic:

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/cgi/listings.cgi?id=20050617nbc22

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (7/9-1)*
Air Date: 7/9/05 (SATURDAY)
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: "The Hand Of God"


BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (7/9-2; 2 HR.)*
Air Date: 7/9/05 (SATURDAY)
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Parts I & II"


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Wow! Well, I see this as a scheduling ploy by NBC/Universal to help kick start the Battlestar Galactica Season Two premiere on the SciFi Channel. I wonder, however, if they will also be showing those promo commercials for SG1 and SGA's news seasons as well on NBC? I guess I'll have to watch and find out!


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Morjana

Darth Buddha
June 18th, 2005, 01:25 PM
I understand that NBC nearly decided to air BSG on NBC as a regular show. That would have been a good thing, as there would have been fewer commercials (Skiffy has more ads per hour and less show than NBC), and it would have freed up another slot for a science fiction show on Skiffy.

Certainly couldn't have HURT. NBC dropped to the FOURTH network in evening television program ratings (they do well in late night and news programs).. so maybe they would have been better off with BSG 75 than endless Law & Order clones?

Perhaps Star Trek: Enterprise could have gotten the chance to continue getting it RIGHT (finally) as they did in Season 4?

shockwave
June 18th, 2005, 01:47 PM
yeah, ENT season 5 of scifi would have been great :(

bugchicklv
June 18th, 2005, 04:09 PM
...Only if B&B handed the whole shebang over to Manny Coto.

TameFarrar
June 18th, 2005, 04:20 PM
The cool thing about this is the Network is sitting up and taking notice.... it is a fantastic show! The bad thing... if for some reason it did move over to NBC.. the minute the ratings dropped *Poof* our show is gone... Sci_Fi has a lower rating expectation thus the show and the quality may have a better chance of remaining for years..... mmm hav eto ponder this for a bit :)

kiwigater
June 18th, 2005, 04:51 PM
I have to agree with Tame :S I would hate to see BSG cancelled or influenced by "low" ratings on NBC - 2+million viewers is FANTASTIC for Sci Fi, and an absolute abomination for anything on NBC :eek: :S I'm almost afraid of what would happen if the show went mainstream :o How much would the networks want more "oversight" on the show, "fixing" things about the show that would never work on the much more restrictive networks..... what are the chances they won't edit in any way shape or form any of the nudity or sexuality (yes, I know some of you don't agree with it in the first place - I have no desire to get into that argument again :S, I am merely commenting on the level of censorship on Sci Fi vs NBC...)

It's great for the show to get more exposure, and it seemed to work well for Monk (albiet a VERY different sort of show :p ), so fingers crossed for lots of new viewers, without attracting the wrong sort of attention from the network censors..... :eek: :S

TechnoWraith
June 18th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Didn't BSG garner it's highest ratings and such on SciFi? Wouldn't scifi continue to air BSG even if it bombs on NBC?

morjana
June 19th, 2005, 01:20 AM
Didn't BSG garner it's highest ratings and such on SciFi? Wouldn't scifi continue to air BSG even if it bombs on NBC?

NBC is just airing those three episodes to help promote the start of the new season on July 15th. The ratings on NBC won't affect SciFi Channel's decision on season two, espeically as these are repeats of season one episodes.

It's just a programming ploy.

Morjana

shockwave
June 19th, 2005, 01:31 AM
...Only if B&B handed the whole shebang over to Manny Coto.

Braga has a new show to run into the ground: Treshold, that will air on CBS
that would have prevented him from screwing up a season 5

Lord Zedd
June 19th, 2005, 07:07 AM
Can somebody tell me what is Battlestar Galactica actually?? I don't know it and I have sometimes heared about it in here at GW.

Elwe Singollo
June 19th, 2005, 02:30 PM
NBC is just airing those three episodes to help promote the start of the new season on July 15th. The ratings on NBC won't affect SciFi Channel's decision on season two, espeically as these are repeats of season one episodes.

It's just a programming ploy.

MorjanaIs that something like what USA and ABC are doing (or did do) with Monk??

TechnoWraith
June 19th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Can somebody tell me what is Battlestar Galactica actually?? I don't know it and I have sometimes heared about it in here at GW.

Go here (http://www.gateworld.net/galactica/index.shtml). It's the BattleStar Galactica section of the GateWorld site. It will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about BattleStar Galactica, and it will answer your question far better than i can. ;)

morjana
June 19th, 2005, 02:53 PM
Is that something like what USA and ABC are doing (or did do) with Monk??


Yes, exactly.

It's being done now quite regularly between broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, WB, UPN) have sister cable channels.CSI: Miami is on A & E; Medical Investigation is on TNT; The Dead Zone was shown on the SciFi Channel for it's first season as part of a repurpose with USA Network...and so on.

Morjana

BruTak
June 24th, 2005, 06:52 AM
July 9th? Dat's my burfday! :D