|Posted by Anna H. on November 28, 2017 at 10:10 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Like the coldest winter chill, Heaven will surely not be beside Chiller TV next year. (Did you catch that Alice In Chains song reference?)
On Black Friday, I browsed around a forum I belong to and discovered that NBC Universal's Chiller TV will drop dead before next year.
This was unexpected news. Even though Chiller TV's programming could've been a lot better, I am somewhat surprised that NBC Universal chose to ax their Horror-centric channel after all these years.
This March 1st, Chiller TV officially turned 10. Households without a Dish Network or Direct TV package will not be hurt by the channel "going dark;" Only households with Direct TV and Dish were able to watch Chiller.
Time Warner Cable NEVER had Chiller TV. This channel was WAY too niche.
After Dish Network discontinued Chiller TV from their packaging, the Horror-centric channel became nicher. Every household did not have a Direct TV or a Dish Network package.
Had Time Warner Cable added Chiller TV to their package 10 years ago, the channel probably would've acquired more Horror viewers and ratings. More households today may pay to watch online streaming shows, but there are still households with basic cable and satellite packages.
I believe more households had Time Warner Cable as their provider than Direct TV and Dish Network combined. When Horror Anime returned to Chiller's programming, ONLY households with Direct TV and Dish could watch the channel.
Viewers with satellite packages DID watch Chiller's shortly lived Anime Wednesday block. However, we were automatically excluded from the viewer ratings.
There were articles claiming, that ZERO viewers watched Anime Wednesday within the first 3 weeks of its launch. Viewers like myself can declare that was a LOAD of bullshit.
Before Adult Swim's forum was shut down last winter, I posted in threads during July 2015 about Chiller TV's Anime Wednesday block. Those of us with Dish Network and Direct TV watched it. Our viewership just was NOT included in the ratings.
That is a perfect example of WHY I am not OBSESSED with ratings. Ratings can be RIGGED. This is what Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Toonami fanboys over the Internet cannot seem to grasp.
By Chiller NOT being on Time Warner Cable's package, it lost more potential viewers.
On August 16, 2015, I published a Cartoon Sunday blog. In the following blog, I gave 5 reasons why Chiller TV's Anime Wednesday block tanked in generating more viewers.
All 5 reasons I provided in the Cartoon Sunday blog above are still true, 2 years later. The fact that the Horror-centric channel was excluded from Time Warner hurt Chiller TV's viewership the most, in my opinion.
When I joined the original Xanga 4 years ago, I published a blog explaining about the flaws in Chiller TV's programming.
As I reflect on 1 of my earliest blogs from Xanga 4 years later, everything that was said still holds true today.
As a Horror AND Anime fan, I remain to be disappointed in Chiller TV's programming. This NBC Universal channel had SO MUCH potential, that went to waste.
On December 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm, Chiller TV will drop dead and be gone forever.
Therefore, if you are a Horror fan with Direct TV, I recommend watching Chiller TV during these final days.
Pretty soon, this channel will bite the dust and we will all have NBC Universal to thank for axing their very own Horror-centric channel.
What are your thoughts?
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