Ratings comparison of old and new shows (sort of)

by Mr. Mike Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:54 am

Ratings, of course, are out of 4.


All 6 seasons, average: 2.39 (60%)
Best season: #1 - 2.77 (69%)
Worst season: #6 - 2.07 (52%)


Only first 6 seasons, average: 3.07 (77%)
Best of first 6: #1 - 3.27 (82%)
Worst of first 6: #4 - 2.90 (72.5%)
Overall (all 12 seasons), average: 2.75 (69%)

See also http://fiveohomepage.com/ratings/

by North Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:09 pm

Interesting, and makes sense in so far as the original H5O had a bigger place in the culture of the time than the new show. Everybody (even those who hated or never watched it) back then knew about the original show and Jack Lord while the new show is much less well known beyond its fanbase.

I wonder how those shares translate into actual number of people? On one hand the population is much larger than then but today with so many cable channels and the internet I guess the audience for any show is proportionally smaller?

by todd Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:20 am

In general, television programs carry less cultural relevance nowadays, as compared to back in the '70s and '80s.

In those days, television was really your only form of "home entertainment" at night.

Nowadays, with so many channels on TV plus the options of smart phones, tablets, and computers on the internet, television is just one of many diversions.

It is a bit hard to compare the old and new shows, though.

I liked the old one better, but I also acknowledge that the "old" format would never work today. It's way too dated to the '70s, and would be a flop.

It would be nicer if the new one could have simply been a more updated version of the old one, rather than what is mostly a new show entirely, with some homages to the original peppered in.