I was an avid van of the SciFi channel from before the first day of
broadcast. I watched the odd patterns of video on the satellite signal
before you went "live" watching the count down and eagerly anticipating the
birth of the channel.
Later, when the satellite signal was scrambled and we could see SciFi on
cable TV I loved it for a long time. I was overjoyed when ScFi rescued
Babylon 5 from TNT! And very much disappointed that SciFi dropped the ball
by letting Crusade slip away without a fight.
For me, the whole Babylon 5 epic tale was about very good story
telling. It just happened to be put in a science fiction setting, which I
Now to the heart of my little message to you. Demographically, I'm a blip
off the screen as far as advertisers are concerned: I'm a 56 year old male
with a bachelor's degree (music). My wife and I both work in libraries.
She has the master's degree and is the professional Librarian while I'm
just civil service.
*** We cancelled our cable service after SciFi started moving away from
what has been called "space shows" and unfortunately toward the sort of
trash I will not spend a dime to watch: Horror, Witchcraft, the
"Afterlife", and so forth. I am absolutely dumbfounded as to how this
garbage found its way onto the ScFi channel!
Return to SCIENCE fiction, and you might get some return of lost audience
share. If that is not likely, then please change the name of your channel
to reflect the true nature of your offerings. I think the "Horror, Blood,
and Demons Channel" says it all. There is almost no Science Fiction
remaining on the old SciFi Channel.