Rudagger wrote:Jasper wrote:To the people out there who are just pirating The Return, do the right thing, support Twin Peaks and sign up for Showtime. I didn't want to do it, but it felt good supporting this project.
Especially stateside viewers. That's what Showtime would be most concerned about and have the most visible effect on their ratings (though, if Showtime uses Nielson ratings, of which I'm unsure, then you're probably only making an effect on ratings if you're a Nielson family or perhaps by using their streaming service, where they can directly log it .. but, I don't know much about how ratings systems work to be honest!). International ratings are important (as they can negotiate better deals for distribution when a show is in demand), but, it's ultimately tertiary to direct signups for Showtime proper and their ratings.
I'll confess that I pirate the new season. But only so that I can watch it hours after it airs in the states.
I did take out a subscription to NowTV in the UK (which carries Sky Atlantic) so that I could watch the live airing of the premier, and no doubt they will do the same with the finale, so I will be keeping the subscription going until the series ends. So technically, I am supporting the show financially. At least that's what I am telling myself.
Couple that with the massive amounts of merchandise that I've brought over the years and I feel fairly comfortable that I am supporting the new series.
Any other show: I'd just pirate it and care not one bit, sorry.
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