Originally posted by VelourFog:
pcc- most of these shows were big hits already, but Nick at night and other channels like TVland and gameshow network are bringing old clasic shows to a new generation of fans... does that count? most syndicated shows have at least a decent following. and most syndicated shows are sitcoms and not sci-fi type nerd shows that draw the "cult" followings to begin with. Normal people who enjoy watching Frasier or Roseanne don't go to conventions about it and chat on the internet.
:evil TOPD: heh
I think you've misinterpreted what I said, so I'll try again.
If a show's a hit, it usually runs until it comes to a natural end. I'm talking about shows that did poorly in the ratings and were axed prematurely.
When Star Trek finished in 1969, it was considered a ratings disaster, and it was through syndication that it suddenly became the biggest show of all time.
My point is, how many "ratings disaster" shows have suddenly shot to fame due to syndication?