Ratings and quality don't 100% of the time reflect each other..............but what you appear to be dismissing is that sometimes they are. Sometimes shows with bad ratings are actually bad TV shows, just as sometimes movies which flop are bad movies.
And, sometimes a franchise which shows a steady declination in general viewership over a measurable period of time just might have had that declination because there were issues with what was being produced. I think it's clearly part of the discussion for Star Trek as a whole, although other factors can also be argued to be involved.
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Last edited by kevin : 09-22-2013 at 01:03 PM.