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“Battlestar Galactica” spin-off series highlights an NBC Peacock weakness

It’s a double-edged sword for NBC Peacock: on the one hand they have Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail developing a Battlestar Galactica spin-off series. That makes this geek very happy. On the other hand, it is one of only two science fiction series they have in development. Clearly, if you’re a sci-fi fan, NBC’s Peacock isn’t essential.

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Major mistakes

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What’s ironic is that with Battlestar Galactica, Peacock have one of the better science fiction shows ever made. This one light in a black sci-fi tunnel on Peacock is almost identical to what CBS All Access have with Star Trek: Picard. Having one flagship property from a genre you don’t fully support is a recipe for disaster in the long-term.

Battlestar Galactica spin-off
Credit: CBS

NBC should forget science fiction, because it doesn’t fit their core audience. Instead, license out Battlestar Galactica and Sam Esmail’s vision for a massive fee. It sounds crazy, but having one or two essential shows from a genre you don’t mass support is a recipe for piracy. That’s especially so when everyone is going to have that one flagship show.

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NBC’s audience

Between 2019 and 2020 NBC’s most popular content included:

  1. Sunday Night Football
  2. This Is Us
  3. Chicago P.D, Fire, and Med
  4. New Amsterdam
  5. The Voice
  6. Law & Order: SVU
  7. The Good Place
  8. Superstore
  9. The Black List
  10. Will & Grace

NBC’s viewers aren’t watching for science fiction, so wasting time on a Battlestar Galactica spin-off is madness. It’d be worth a lot of money in this market of exclusives and brands.

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That money could then be put to better use by NBC Peacock by supporting content that fits their audience. For example, more shows like Chicago Med and Law & Order.

In this analyst’s opinion, this is the only way NBC Peacock will thrive in a streaming market: by focusing on their existing audience and converting them to subscribers.

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