Available on Kindle October 2, 2012
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Decoded: The Nielsen Ratings and Their Harsh Treatment of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television
WHY WERE THEY CANCELLED? The Plight of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television in the Face of the Unforgiving Nielsens and Networks: By John J. Joex
So many sci fi shows and so many cancellations. Every year we see more and more science fiction and fantasy shows hit the television networks, yet they all seem to suffer from the same fate of early cancellation. Why is this? Why can’t sci fi programs survive on television like crime dramas, sitcoms, and reality shows? Is it all just a conspiracy by the Nielsens and the networks to keep the genre from taking over the Prime Time schedules? Or is there more to the picture?
San Antonio, TX – 2012: Why Were They Cancelled? answers these questions and more. This book looks at the Nielsen ratings and how they influence the decision making of network executives and why these decisions always seem to result in the cancellation of sci fi shows. Delivering an overview of how the process of television works, from the original pitch, to the debut of the TV series, to the harsh verdict from the Nielsens, you will walk away with a good understanding of how television shows make it to the airwaves and why so many ultimately get cancelled. The book also takes a look at the “Save My Show” campaigns that pop up each year and whether these really influence network decision making. It also looks at alternatives for episodic sci fi and speculates on the direction of television in the coming years. And finally, the book looks at many of the science fiction and fantasy shows that have aired over the past fifty plus years and what led to their cancellation.
So if you want a better understanding of how the Nielsen ratings work and how they influence the broadcast and cable networks, and you also want to know why your favorite science fiction/fantasy show was cancelled, look no further than this new release from John J. Joex.
About the Author: John J. Joex has extensive experience in sci fi blogging and has been writing his Cancellation Watch column for more than four years now (currently running at his blog Johnny Jay Says: http://johnnyjaysays.blogspot.com/). This column tracks the weekly ratings results and offers his predictions on which sci fi shows are in the most danger of cancellation. He has followed the Nielsens for many years and learned how to read the trends and predict how the networks will react. Now he brings his expertise to this book that unlocks the mysteries of the Nielsens and how they impact the life and death of Science Fiction and Fantasy television shows.
Why Were They Cancelled? is due out in Kindle edition at Amazon.com on October 2,