Gone: Stargate Universe, Supernatural

Sci fi in Australia takes another hit. Standby for Monday night movies.

SupernaturalBoy, that didn’t take long….

TEN has dropped Stargate Universe and Supernatural from Monday nights.

Both shows are now out of schedule, giving the new sci fi just three weeks on air before being pulled.

On Monday night Stargate Universe took 487,000 viewers, leaving Supernatural just 394,000 and more importantly a lowly evening share of just 16% for the night.

They will be replaced by Monday night movies:
Jan 4: The Siege (1998)
Jan 11: Double Jeopardy (1999)
Jan 18: Speed (1994)

TEN is probably working out where to reschedule unaired episodes of both shows…. keep you posted on this one.

236 Responses

  1. Stupid Channel 10. they have the rights for a fantastic show like supernatural and play it for 4 years and then say “Oh we won”t play it anymore because of ratings” grow up. You’ve screwed over the dedicated fans of this show who have watched it on their channel or have set their VCRs to record if they weren’t able to watch it for years now. Talking about last nights Supernatural provided hours of conversation when i was at school especially on the day the next episode was on “Supernatural on! Why won’t school end faster!”. As for SGU i don’t really blame them it was shockingly bad compared to SG1 and Atlantis but still you paid for the rights so you might as well stick it out. Just my two cents worth and im now turning on the foxtel and xbox. RIP Channel 10 tell me when you have grown a brain and stopped cancelling damn good shows (Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural) and replacing them with the garbage that is Australian Idiot, Big Brother *shudders* Fattest Loser and all the other “reality” tv shows. If Only they would follow channel 7s lead and make Channel 10 2 and put the crap on one and the good stuff on the other. Miserable corporate jerks.

  2. Ughh, Im going nuts. When oh god, When is Supernatural going to come back. For weeks I’ve been waiting cuz I desperately need my fix of castiel but I can’t do that since I only have the first 3 freaking season. I want to scream at ten..

  3. SGU is a brilliant show and a lot grittier than previous versions and a little more serious. The stargate movie was a grittier than the show
    just hope ten will bring out another channel to show these episodes we have missed.

  4. Channel 10 usually makes dumb decisions but I think this time they made the right one. I can’t comment on supernatural because I haven’t seen many episodes but for Stargate…oh my dear Stargate. I have been watching SG1 and Atlantis for 15 years I have all the dvds and I love it. I can’t stand SGU it is boring as hell and for fans who have been loyal for so long it feels like a slap across the face. I was also wondering was Universe pulled or did it just reach the end of season1 because there was only like 12 or so episodes…..Oh it is just horrible!

  5. they canned supernatural?!?! devo!
    me and the family always watch it! i even get off work early so i can watch it!!!
    honestly chnl. 10 u hav lost a fan! many of my friends enjoy watching supernatural when we get to school we tlk bout it!
    i dnt understand y they have shows that arent great on.
    i know 4 certain supernatural was Amazing!
    i believe they should of advertised it more to let people know it was coming back!!!

  6. I note that ten have even taken SGU off their list of shows on their website ?

    Wow, didn’t think it deserved that. Not appropriate to the 730 time slot, later perhaps, but with ten’s innocuous attempt at live variety at the later time slots, doesn’t give the show much hope of survival does it ?

  7. people think This site has a lot of comments about Supernatural, check out ten’s actual website for supernatural (ten.com.au/supernatural) and their forums about the choice to remove Supernatural. I didn’t know there were that many fans…its amazing. I was so shocked they got rid of it, after they clearly have hundreds of thousands of fans 🙂

  8. Was looking at yahoo tv site David.

    Even there, the episode mentioned, was not the next in the sequence for SGU. It was the one after the supposed conclusion to the two parter.
    Now, who knows. Haven’t taken much notice of the guide of late. As mentioned above, I will watch them elsewhere.

  9. Ripped off again.
    The guide said both SGU and supernatural were back on tonight, but were replaced with Speed, as reported.
    Well Ten, I gave you the respect you deserved tonight, you were promptly switched off.

  10. DVDs are meant to be release 6 months after it becomes aviable for TV stations to purchase the brodcast rights, so they have a 6 month periond in which to show it before the DVD comes out, but after than it will be released on DVD, I Stargate Universe should be release by June 2010, it hapend simarly for alantis which the last 3 seasons were release before seven got around to brodcasting them

  11. Stargate universe is the best show ever!! i cant belive they stopped showing it i asked heps of people what they thought of it and they all said “its awsome” or “the best show on earth” and “i could watch it over and over again” so i cant belive they canned it!!!! channal 72 is paying stargate atlantas witch is also relly good so channal 72 will be doing better then channall 10 if they keep canning relly good shows like stargate!! they should put it back on air!!!! Now!!!!!

  12. Supernatural is the best show ever, why axe it in Australia? Its not our fault the ratings went down maybe if the tv guides didnt put them in the guide to be on then swap it for movies or double eps of SGU where fans tune in just to see its not on again then maybe it would have received better ratings then what it did, also over xmas people are very busy they dont always have time to watch tv its just unfair to all the dedicated supernatural fans in Australia… this isnt the first time channel 10 has began a season of Supernatural then taken it off for weeks and even months at a time please channel 10 just bring back the show we love !!!!
    also the CW network in America are planning on renewing it for a 6th season so come on dont disappoint us again Bring back Supernatural!!!

  13. I will be honest when I first saw stargate universe was on I thought oh no not another stargate sequel of a kind. I loved SG1 and Stargate atlantis and thought perhaps this was just a cheap rip off of the two. Turns out I was wrong it really was interesting and it got canned. My kids even enjoyed it. Now what I cant understand is why this excellent show got canned and the sleazy sickening Cleveland show is still on? Just how are you supposed to bring up decent human beings with shows like the Cleveland show?
    the other viewers above are right SG1 did get canned several times then got put back on several times. I honestly would prefer reruns of SG1, Xena and Hercules then the junk and perversion of the Clevland show.

  14. I can’t believe that supernatural has been canned, sure the 5th season is in my opinion the worst one, but i know alot of people who watch this show and were so annoyed when old movies weve already seen before were on. seriously, at least tell the tv guide you canned the show, they have repeatedly shown the wrong show at the wrong time and im sick of it.
    1. supernatural and sgu still shown on tv guide after canned.
    2. the office was replaced by winfrey ooprah christmas special one night and Again the tv guide lied to me.
    seriously you can sci fi shows which will always have low ratings because of a small audience, but you can keep crap like the cleveland show, Give me a break Ten, you’ve lost a viewer.

  15. I swear channel ten is the worst for this sort of crap. Ive watched Supernatural since it started and I know lots of people who arent into but I know lots who are.
    It has quite a cult following but No thats that the kind of thing channel 10 is into!!! Its not even ratings time you morons or is that the only reason you even sheduled it in the first place, cause you guys didnt care if it rated. Well obviously you do. Make your frigin minds up…..Put Supernatural back on now!

  16. thank bloody christ it’s not only me that’s scandalised by ten takeing off these two shows
    i was so looking forward to comming home last monday and watching them and then there was this old doddgy movie on instead, i swear i’m sulking and not watching ten anymore!!!!
    it’s so frustrating because they won’t release the show on DVD until it has been aired on telly.
    i can’t believe they are doing repeats of the 7pm project but they take shows which are actually funny and interesting off!!!
    i hope they at least put them on late then i can tape them but if it doesnt happen soon i’ll have to look elsewhere!!!
    oh can any one actually tell me if there is any place i can complain to offically???

  17. I have always been against downloading tv shows from the web, I prefer to watch them on TV and then buy them on release. I prefer the money to go to the right people, but I also know that shows are not release to DVD until they after the complete series is shown (something about broadcast rights). I enjoyed Stargate Universe, and I’ve been watching supernatural for years. Regardless what channel 10 says about ratings, we are traditionally in a non-rating period – ratings should not matter. However, returning to my initial point, if TV channels want to stop people downloading TV shows from the net then they should complete a series once it starts – otherwise people wont get into the habit to begin with.

    Looks like it will soon be time to pull out my multi-regional DVD and start hunting for the US release of these shows – Despite channel ten encouraging illegal downloads – I’m not about to start…

  18. I am not quite sure how either show was meant to gain a loyal following from the word go. I love Supernatural and loathe Stargate, my husband loves both. Following the TV Guide and sitting down to watch Supernatural only to find 10 had done its usual unreliable business and put Stargate on instead was a real pain, and it would have also lost viewers who switched on at 9.30 to catch Stargate, not realising it had been switched to 8.30 and they had missed it. I refuse to get excited about any show being on 10 now as they have done this kind of thing so often, what is the point liking anything they show as it won’t be on at their whim. Their programmers are absolutely hopeless.

  19. OMG I’m going to KILL Channel 10. I prayed, I really did. I Prayed that Channel 10 would be smarter than Channel 7 but instead I’ve come to the conclusion that they are all Idiots! How could they Possibly judge if a show is popular after Threeepisodes??!!?!?!
    Thanks to Australian TV idiocy Stargate Universe seems to be the latest innocent victim in the ‘cut it off and push in more cheap reality crap’ syndrome. I get to speak to a lot of international students at the moment and all say that Australia is the worst for cancelling and moving shows around. This 3 episode teaser was a joke and I don’t know why Channel 10 even bothered. I wish they’d give the rights of the Simpsons to Channel 9 because then I’d never watch them at all!

    I beg, plead and pray that everyone ticked off by them cancelling this write or call Channel 10 and tell them you are mad! I’m personally still furious that Threshold and Surface were cancelled but at least we got more than three lousy episodes – nope wait, they weren’t lousy, they were good! So long Channel 10, good riddance if you go under!

  20. how many times did the original stargate sg1 get canned in the middle of a season. It was pulled for cricket, pulled for olympics, pulled for the australian open, pulled for wimbledon. SG-1 lasted for 10 seasons. thats 10 years of increasing popularity, increasing ratings and a huge budget. Atlanits scared sg-1 fans originally but it is now much loved by those original fans and a whole generation of new fans. Stargate universe needs the opportunity to prove it is just as competible.
    Once again as many have commented. Viewer ratings are never collected from 18 to 30 year olds. Kids get the chance with teenie bopper shows but all other shows are rated by 40 to 60 year old retirees, middle aged women and people who never leave the house. If ten wants to compete they should make a reality channel with cooking shows, dance shows etc. and leave the standard 10 for highly popular sci-fi/ action programs.
    Does channel 10 know that sci-fi/fantasy has become the most intensely followed genre on television, in theatre and in novels.
    They were foolish enough to air Merlin and ignored the series Legend of the Seeker. Now i haven’t seen this to give my opinion on the series.. however my point remains that the executives at channel 10 have no idea what people may or may not like based on the reviews by a biased select group. The target audiences of each of these shows are never asked to review these shows so they will never receive a positive rating

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