Once again, Dark Matter finishes the week as SYFY’s most-watched show in overnight viewers – and those numbers will no doubt see huge gains once our consistently-strong delayed viewing stats come in.
To put those ratings in perspective – while most broadcast shows have seen an average 25% decline in viewership between seasons, Dark Matter retained over 90% of its overnight audience.
Meanwhile, as mentioned above, our time-delayed numbers (those +3’s and +7’s broadcasters are shifting focus to) put us at the top of cable programs when it comes to percentage gains in key demos and overall viewers.
I mean, more do you want?
Besides, say, a fourth season.
We owe it all to our fantastic fans and, as always, a million thanks. You ARE the best.
As a small token of my appreciation, I’d like to do a live chat with you this week. What do you think? What…
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Ladies in waiting. Melissa O’Neil and Zoie Palmer kick back on the bridge between set-ups.
Ron Murphy calling the shots on our season finale.
Marauder rehearsal with Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, and Roger Cross.
Setting the stage for some major sparkage.
The prisoners part company.
Rehearsing the Reynaud reveal.
Co-Executive Producer Ivon Bartok and Zoie Palmer discuss while a relaxed Roger Cross looks on.
Actor Anthony Lemke stands on an apple box to appear taller than me in photos.
Capturing TWOlien on the move.
Anthony all smiles.
Setting up the Ryo to the Rescue sequence.
Director Ron Murphy likes what he sees.
Jodelle Ferland out of control at the controls.
Prepping the big white hole bomb reveal.
Zoie Palmer and Jodelle Ferland share a laugh between takes.
Andrew Moodie in charge…
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It all comes down this!
I’ll be live-tweeting along with cast members and many of you tonight. Let’s get noisy and remind SYFY why Dark Matter fans deserve a fourth season!
Matt Carter makes the case for Why a Dark Matterseason 4 renewal should happen on SYFY
“You can sense the joy that Joseph Mallozzi and the writers put into just about every episode that they do. This matters to people who look to the show as a form of escape from our world, and to capture some sort of wonder or sense of adventure. Syfy isn’t going to be able to replicate that, even if there are some other great shows out there on television and others in the pipeline.”
“It’s rare for a series dishes out its own spoilers, even rarer…
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The cable +7 numbers are in and, once again, fans powered Dark Matter to huge time-delayed viewership gains.
Last week’s numbers showed Dark Matter tying for the #1 spot in the key demo (adults 18-34) with a whopping 200% increase.
This week’s results for Episode 311, “The Dwarf Star Conspiracy”, has the show once again leading the pack in the #1 spot with an even more impressive 300% increase.
But wait! There’s more!
Last week, we clocked the #12th best percentage gain in overall viewers, more than doubling our audience with 107% more households watching the show within seven days of its initial airing.
This week’s results have us topping those numbers. We’re tied in the #6 spot with a 7-day increase of 123%.
We are finishing the season STRONG and, once again, it’s thanks to all of you.
I wonder if there is some way to reward the fans?…
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So, what awaits us in the Dark Matter season finale? Well, judging from the episodic stills, I’d say…quite a lot:
The Mikkei Combine’s Commander Truffault is back – and onboard The Raza.
THREE is looking….concerned? Dubious?
The questions isn’t so much “What’s Wexler doing on the bridge?” but “Who, exactly, is that with Wexler on the bridge?”
The Android and FIVE looking unsettled.
Mikkei has apparently come bearing gifts.
TWO (?) seems surprised by someone or sometTHING.
A couple of terrific articles to check out –
TV, eh’s? Greg David asks: “Dark Matter: Is This The End?”
“If this is the series finale of Dark Matter, I’m going to be incredibly upset. Co-creators Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie have created a wonderful world jam-packed with interesting characters with plenty of story still to tell. “
Alexis Gunderson posits that: “Syfy’s Summer Series Are One…
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Compliments of Canada’s Space Channel…
Dark Matter: FOUR’s Betrayal –
The Dark Matter stars talk the evolution of Zoie Palmer’s character, The Android –
Dark Matter: Behind the Scenes of “Isn’t That A Paradox?” –
P.S. – Keep reminding @SYFY how much you want to see a season 4. The next week or so could be crucial to the show’s future!
…with 642,00 overnight viewers. Of course that number will more than double when you factor in delayed viewership as Dark Matter continues to rank amongst the Top 10 cable shows in percentage gains in the key demos and overall viewers. And, amazingly, while many shows demonstrate significant audience erosion season to season, we’re only off roughly 10% from last year’s numbers. Hell, if it wasn’t for that single blip (Episode 308 during Comic Con), our demo average would be even with season 2, and our overall viewership average would actually be slightly higher! And we owe it all to you, the fans. I promise to reward you all with the most amazing season of Dark Matter yet…just as soon as we get that fourth season pickup!
One of my favorite behind the scene pics from Episode 310, “Built Not Born”.
And here’s one from this Friday night’s season finale, “Nowhere…
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