Sorry BSG fans, but you’re going to have to wait a good six months before watching the final half of season four. Executive producer Ronald D. Moore spoke at a Wednesday night screening of the show’s summer finale (tonight at 10pm eastern on SCI FI) and revealed that the final half of the fourth and final season of BSG probably won’t air until early 2009. Moore says the reasoning behind the long wait is that they don’t want the show to face off against the new fall slate on the broadcast nets as well as the football and baseball seasons.
Kinda pointless if you ask me, especially considering the show is doing poorly in the ratings as is with little to no major competition. Additionally, season three aired from October 6, 2006 through March 25, 2007 yet when you compare the first seven weeks (8 episodes) of that run to the first seven weeks of the current season (7 episodes) season four is off by 13%. Note: ratings for episodes 8 and 9 are not yet available.
Season 3 Weeks 1-7: 1.5 average household coverage rating
Season 4 Weeks 1-7: 1.3 average household coverage rating