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[SPOILERS] The Expanse airs on Space; Officially Revived for Season 4 at Amazon

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Syfy orders a third season :)
http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/16/syfy-expanse-season-3/
This could be the last season if ratings do not improve...

"Syfy recently renewed The Expanse for a third season, but a fourth season seems unlikely if the ratings don’t improve. Science fiction editor John Joseph Adams watches every episode of The Expanse, and he’s annoyed that he isn’t being counted by the Nielsen ratings."
https://www.wired.com/2017/03/geeks-gui ... expanse-2/
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This could be the last season if ratings do not improve...

"Syfy recently renewed The Expanse for a third season, but a fourth season seems unlikely if the ratings don’t improve. Science fiction editor John Joseph Adams watches every episode of The Expanse, and he’s annoyed that he isn’t being counted by the Nielsen ratings."
https://www.wired.com/2017/03/geeks-gui ... expanse-2/
Do Nielsen ratings really not count online views? I bought the second season before it came out and I watch every week. It'd be a shame if a show that's popular with a tech-savvy audience that doesn't watch conventional TV gets cancelled because the ratings only count TV watchers.
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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Do Nielsen ratings really not count online views? I bought the second season before it came out and I watch every week. It'd be a shame if a show that's popular with a tech-savvy audience that doesn't watch conventional TV gets cancelled because the ratings only count TV watchers.
I read the article. The author is asking people to buy it on iTunes/Amazon. I get the feeling (if I read between the lines), that not enough people are paying to watch the show.
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Season finale tonight
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Season three debuts April

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wait, is season 2 out? season 3 soon?

i thought this was a Netflix show (saw 1st season on there)

was waiting for season 2 to pop out forever ago
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wait, is season 2 out? season 3 soon?

i thought this was a Netflix show (saw 1st season on there)

was waiting for season 2 to pop out forever ago
Space (Bell Media) has paid for the Canadian rights to this show. You need CraveTV to watch season 2.

Read https://www.justwatch.com/ca/tv-show/the-expanse
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I'm looking forward to Season 3 and hopefully, a Season 4. The thing with these shows, though, is that I find they take way too much time between seasons and whatever momentum that was built up is lost. I don't even remember how season 2 ended. I realise these are big budget, big effort shows but unless it already has huge momentum like Game of Thrones (and I already find it ridiculous when Season 8 is scheduled arrive), it's difficult for lower profile shows to catch on. Into the Badlands and Daredevil also come to mind as excellent shows with intolerably long wait times.
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Didn’t season 2 end with the Martian defecting to Earth and a big shoot out on the space station?
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General rule it seems when it comes to SyFy; if the show's production costs are high they will cancel the show regardless of rating or how great the show is.
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Didn’t season 2 end with the Martian defecting to Earth and a big shoot out on the space station?
The manned mission to Venus to investigate the crashed asteroid crashes on Venus' surface.

The defector Martian marine (Draper) escapes with Chrisjen after being held hostage.
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I'm glad we are getting at least 3 seasons. I think these "hard"(er) sci-fi shows have less mass appeal than your typical superhero/starwars show to begin with. Bought all the Blurays to show my support.
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Feb 24th, 2018 1:56 pm
General rule it seems when it comes to SyFy; if the show's production costs are high they will cancel the show regardless of rating or how great the show is.
What about Kill Joys? The 100? 12 Monkeys? Dark Matter?

Some of those shows seem to run its course and they keep coming back.
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What about Kill Joys? The 100? 12 Monkeys? Dark Matter?

Some of those shows seem to run its course and they keep coming back.
Dark Matter got canceled right after a cliffhanger. Sci-Fi did make a good argument. They didn't own the full rights to it. Thus they didn't have the rights to earn extra revenues from alternative revenue streams (physical media, streaming, international broadcast rights etc..). Something like Killjoys they do in house, so they can earn all the revenue streams from it.

Given how low TV ratings are getting, they need all the revenues they can get, so I'm guessing, going forward, they'll want to make most/all of their productions in house so they make all the money.

Where does The Expanse fall into that? I'm not sure?

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