I’ve gotten a few e-mails and seen blog comments about the lack of availability for Sanctuary Nielsen ratings the last couple of weeks where it sounds like some people are thinking there is a conspiracy to prevent their release! But this won’t make Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory (1.301 million average viewers last Wednesday December 16 at 10pm) because there is no conspiracy.
The “shadow people’ have not come to steal the Sanctuary ratings and Bigfoot didn’t eat them for dinner.
And Syfy didn’t pay Nielsen off to hide the ratings and isn’t e-mailing us with messages like, “Please don’t post the ratings for Sanctuary and we promise we’ll send you an early screener of Sharktopus!”
So you can take off your tinfoil hats now and stop looking over your shoulders:
On December 11 at 10pm Sanctuary averaged 1.363 million and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and on December 18 at 10pm it averaged 1.376 million and a 0.4 rating with adults 18-49
Though @TravisYanan is generally a great source for broadcast and cable ratings he posts on Marc Berman’s PI Forums, he didn’t post the numbers the last couple of weeks. I’m pretty sure Syfy didn’t bribe him with a Sharktopus screener either, I’d chalk it up to Travis having a real job that sometimes gets in the way of his ratings junkie lifestyle and it being the holidays. Update: Travis says that the reason is that he never received cable finals for 12/11 and on 12/18 he glanced at the results and it didn’t look like there was any original programming for the night.