You know an employee is embittered when he takes to posting online jabs at his employer. Even before the Syfy network made it official, the former child star turned comedic TV host Wil Wheaton blogged about the cancellation of his show The Wil Wheaton Project. And yes, he’s bitter.
Wheaton wrote that the executives didn’t think the show had enough viewers to justify making more episodes. “I didn’t say anything about the total lack of promotion off (sic) the network, or point out that our ratings were on par with The Soup, or that ratings are always lower in summer than the fall.” Wheaton should know better than to compare. “The Soup” has produced more than 500 episodes and delivers double digits year over year growth. Plus, Wheaton knew the show was in trouble in May. He wrote then, to fans via a Google+ post: “If you can watch it in some way that the network can score (on broadcast or via one of the legally-supported websites), please do that, because the more people who watch it in a way the network can count, the more likely it is they will order a full season of the show.”