Ever since Caprica and SGU were cancelled, Syfy has created a rather “imaginative” description of why they were. It’s clear that the move from Friday to Tuesday nights has hurt both series. However, Syfy insists that they should have done well. After all, according to Syfy, Tuesday night has given their shows great success, right?
Excluding the end of 2010, going back through the past few years shows a pattern of the Syfy weekly line-up. Traditionally, these are the former airing days for Syfy shows:
There is a clear pattern here:
Tuesdays: Wrestling/New Programming
Thursdays: Assorted Programming
Fridays: Science Fiction/Fantasy
If Tuesday is Syfy’s “most successful night,” why did Syfy end WWE ECW and WWE NXT and move their replacement, WWE Smackdown to Friday? If Tuesday is where Syfy’s “highest rated shows” have aired, why did Cha$e fail on Tuesday? Why was Eureka moved away from Tuesday after its second season? Why has Syfy’s schedule always been full on Wednesdays and Fridays but not Tuesdays if Tuesday is Syfy’s best night?
There is a simple answer here. Tuesday is not Syfy’s most successful night.
Syfy needed an excuse for why WWE Smackdown was placed on Friday night, bumping Sci Fi series Caprica and SGU to Tuesdays. The easy way out was to spin the move into a positive thing, coming off of Warehouse 13′s success on Tuesday. The truth is that Warehouse 13 has been the only show consistently successful on Tuesdays. Wednesday and Friday nights are where Syfy’s shows stay consistently successful.
Another lie recently told by Syfy is that for SGU to continue it would need 2.5 to 3 times as many viewers as it currently has.
That means SGU would need to hover around 3 million viewers to survive. This is absurd to suggest when Syfy dramas like Sanctuary and Haven have been renewed averaging around 1.5-1.75 million viewers. Eureka hasn’t even been averaging 2.5 million viewers.
Please stop spreading false information to your fans. We are smart enough to see through it and it is insulting that you cannot be honest with us. If you want to change your image, start by acknowledging what you’re doing.
Note: Syfy has continued to lie to fans of Stargate Universe since its cancellation. Read Hey Syfy! Excuses Won’t Work. for more thoughts on their PR tactics.Share on Facebook