Thursday, July 20, 2006

EUReKA sets new SCIFI ratings record

To all those who watched my brother Andrew's new series EUReKA on the SCIFI channel, thanks for helping the show set a new record with over 4 million viewers.
"(Broadcasting & Cable) _ Sci Fi Channel's premiere of Eureka ranked as the network's highest-rated series telecast ever with a 3.2 household rating and more than 4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. The two-hour premiere of the series, about an unknown U.S. town of geniuses, ran at 9 p.m. Tuesday night (July 18)."
-- Anne Becker

If you didn't get a chance to see it, Sci Fi is broadcasting the pilot episode in its entirety on their site.

If you have any feedback about the show, post it here and I'll see that it gets back to my brother. Hopefully I can convince him to start blogging about the show.

UPDATE: Check out the season promo below. And Sci Fi is running a "Made in Eureka" promo sweepstakes where you can win a
Sony HDTV and BluRay player.

4 Comments:

Blogger skippy said...

i love dick! i especially love that i can say "i love dick" and mean it!

didn't catch eureka, tho, but have passed on your call for comments to my readers.

3:47 PM  
Blogger eD said...

Hey Victor,

I really liked the pilot episode. This could be a curse for the show because shows I like tend to be cancelled. I am still morning the losses of Invasion and Surface.

In my opinion, a lot of the shows on SciFi are very cheesy. Either the writing is bad or the special effects are lame. I think Eureka is much better than that. Tell your bro "good job on the writing".

I Tivo'ed the pilot but my box chopped off the last little bit of the show. Thank god SciFi is offering the show on their website.

2:08 PM  
Blogger eD said...

Hey Victor,

I really liked the pilot episode. This could be a curse for the show because shows I like tend to be cancelled. I am still morning the losses of Invasion and Surface.

In my opinion, a lot of the shows on SciFi are very cheesy. Either the writing is bad or the special effects are lame. I think Eureka is much better than that. Tell your bro "good job on the writing".

I Tivo'ed the pilot but my box chopped off the last little bit of the show. Thank god SciFi is offering the show on their website.

2:09 PM  
Blogger victorcosby said...

Skippy: Thanks for spreading the word. I'm looking forward to seeing the new Linklater P.K. Dick film.

ed: Thanks for the feedback. I'll pass it along. Andrew co-wrote the script with Jaime Paglia, the other exec producer and I think they are really doing well with the character development.

I'm with you. I was a huge Firefly and Angel fan (Joss Whedon is my hero). I also enjoyed Surface and Invasion, so that was a letdown but not surprising. At least Eureka is on a channel that knows scifi and is targeting that market, though I agree with you that most of the movies they produce/pick up are really low-budget crap.

But I tend to like a few of the series. SG-1, for example, but it did take awhile for me to warm up to that one.

But then Battlestar was just amazing right out of the gate, primarily due to the writing and characters. In my opinion the FX are just icing on the cake. (Eureka's sets are actually next to the BG lot in Vancouver, B.C. I hope to get a tour when I can get up there.)

I think Eureka has a good shot because SciFi has obviously gone to great lengths to market it. And I think they are hoping to appeal to a broad segment of viewers, not just scifi geeks like us. I just hope that doesn't constrain its direction too much.

As long as they continue to develop the characters well, punch up the plots a bit now that the characters are introduced, provide a thread of continuity throughout the season for a strong climactic build up, each episode spiking up the suspense and mystery a bit while revealing just a little at a time, I think it could be a winner.

They should also make sure their science advisors and fact checkers are top notch to keep the science and government aspects believable. I would also like them to continue to give homages to great scientists, maybe revealing some factual info about them along the way. If they do that they can keep the scientist geeks in us from scoffing too much when they stretch their science a bit.

4:18 PM  

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