What do you make of that? I think it's a real pity channels seem less and less eager to program series with limited, 'alternative' appeal, even public (non-commercial) broadcasters.
I think that is hugely disappointing. One of my biggest criticisms of traditional media is this requirement for a huge economy of scale. It is very possible for a great show (even when the TV execs admit it is a great show) not to get picked up, because they fear it will not make them enough money.
This is where the internet and the amazing free and very inexpensive publishing tools that are available to most people should be stepping in. There is lots of great amateur content out there, but we don't seem to see many professionals feeling able to use those same tools to get their full creativity to an audience, even if it were to be a smaller one. They want to have a degree of certainty about a return on their investment, but perhaps also the budgets are just too high to actually get things done without big-business backing.
This is somewhere where the 'old' Hollywood system is failing this middle ground of great content which can't get the backing to find a mass audience. I'd like to see high-quality, professional-level content for niche markets have an environment in which to thrive.
Yet I see more generic, traditional broadcasters struggling with their online strategies right now, as I do wish to check out programs on the BBC or US sites now and then, but these are nearly always restricted to their own territory. So, there's not a lot I can watch in terms of full programs or series, unless it's via mostly illegal means like downloads or YouTube, where a lot of traditional media content is routinely taken down after a while.
If anybody is interested I scanned them in and you can find them here: (huge files and they are in Dutch, when I have the time I will translate them. Overall it's pretty much one huge praise for the show.)
not good. I think if they would show it earlier in the evening there would be more viewers..
I hope it's just a wave and that it gets better in the upcoming weeks. When the storylines get more interesting, people are going to talk about it more & that will hopefully result in more viewers.