Site ColumnsBy Christian
June 25, 2000 - 9:38 AM
It appears I have a bad memory when it comes to the anniversaries of my own site. First I let the one-year Trek BBS anniversary slip by unnoticed, and then I just discovered yesterday was actually the day the Trek Nation opened. For next year's round of two-year anniversaries maybe I should start planning something special, instead of simply letting those go by unnoticed as well.
It's interesting to see, by the way, that one of the big news items of that day was that GNP Crescendo had said they "are currently working on a release hopefully in a few months" regarding the DS9 finale soundtrack - I wonder what happened witht that?
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Does which series you like best depend on when you grow up?
-Do you wish Andromeda had been Series V?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Today On TV
-In the United States, the Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Journey to Babel' at 11:00am Eastern Time.
-In Canada, Space! will be showing DS9's '
-In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Hippocratic Oath' at 4:00pm BST, followed by Voyager's 'Rise' an hour later. At 18:45, BBC Two will be showing Voyager's 'The Disease' Thanks go out to Kathryn Hughes for this!
-Here in The Netherlands, RTL 5 will be showing DS9's 'The Way Of The Warriror, Part Two'at 17:50 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Greg Fuller at the Star Trek Nielsen Ratings Information Database just updated his site with a correction to the report that 'Voyager' caused Trek to have it first season-to-season ratings improvement since TNG ended, improving very slightly over season 5. Unfortunately, it seems a slight mathematical mistake was made in the calculations, meaning that Voyager's ratings actually went down by 4%, still a very much smaller decline than in previous years. Here is the full text of the correction:
The Season 6 statistics were indeed correct: 3.56. The mistake was in your
average of Season 5. When adding all the first run episodes, you divided by
26. That is understandible considering there are 26 episodes a season.
However, you failed to recognize that Dark Frontiers, a UPN telemovie, is
counted as TWO episodes. When adding all the ratings and counting Dark
Frontiers once, you get aseason rating of 3.55. But, you can see this math
is wrong. The average is saying Dark Frontiers received a 4.7 divided in
half, or two 2.35's. This would be considerably incorrect. You should
instead either add all the ratings, counting Dark Frontiers as one episode,
and divide by 25, getting a Season 5 average of 3.62, or count Dark
Frontier's 4.7 average twice and divide by 26, getting a Season 5 average of
3.66. Both show a considerable DECREASE in viewership from Season 5 to
Season 6, and not the increase you are reporting here.
Greg's May ratings report has been updated with the new info. Of course, this is only a change of a few per cent, and it's due to last year's ratings turning out better than thought, but it's still unfortunate 'Voyager' wasn't able to break this seven-year ratings decline.
Today is the 10th anniversary of Raven Software, the game company currently working on 'Voyager: Elite Force'. You can read their full company history here.