May 24th, 2007

cheerleader

Random Heroes finale thoughts

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One thing that's pretty clear from this week's downloads is that Heroes is wildly popular, Blood Ties is really losing it, and Veronica Mars isn't doing very well. The actual figures from Torrentspy today are
Show                                Seeders     Downloaders
Heroes (ten different torrents      21917       17350
including high definition etc.)

Blood Ties                            302         112

Veronica Mars                        2206        1969

Bear in mind that Veronica Mars is the most recent of these episodes so all other things being equal should be the busiest torrent. Of course Veronica Mars has been cancelled, so a lot of people may have lost interest - Blood Ties has apparently got another half season coming later in the year. And Heroes is shown on one of the main US networks, which presumably distorts things (though you'd think fewer people would need to download it).

I wonder what the TV market researchers make of these figures, and if they're a predictor of e.g. the Neilson ratings. Anyone know?