G4 is Finally Going Completely Dark

November 19, 2014 — NBC Universal Cable has announced via public statement that G4 will be officially pulled from all remaining cable stations on November 30, 2014.

NBC initially was going to merge remaining G4 shows with its Esquire Network, then changed its mind and canceled the station completely. Esquire is now on NBC Universal Cable’s Style channel.

Ever since the cancellation of Attack of the Show G4 has been in a steady viewership decline. Eventually the whole station became a haven of re-runs killing off the remaining viewers the channel had left.

Olivia Munn had spoken of the cancellation with IGN in a video interview, and spoke out about her role in the channel’s decline, “What we had, what [Munn and  Ferrara] had together was lightning in a bottle,” she told the reporter. She also spoke about the difficulties in selling a geek-centric network to the crafty nerd audiences.

G4 began broadcasting in 2002. The channel was revered for its original gaming shows, such as Attack of the Show!, X-Play, and Cheat! We’re going to miss you, G4. Hopefully the networks will find a way to bring channels like G4 and Tech TV back into relevance.

Source: IGN

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5 Comments on “G4 is Finally Going Completely Dark”

  1. Zach Aldredge
    11/20/2014 at 2:08 PM #

    I thought this station had been off the air for over a year. I know when I last saw it Campus Pd was about the only thing on. It will be missed for sure. I always relied on their E3 coverage oh well Spike at least shows something every now and then.

  2. 11/20/2014 at 4:02 PM #

    Definitely will be missed. But it felt like it was a long time coming. NBC has neglected G4 for too long. It could have still been around, just maybe not as popularly as they would have liked. It’s it’s own unique group, does that mean we shouldn’t be catered to? :/

  3. 11/20/2014 at 6:40 PM #

    there’s always the possibility of returning as online tv. just a thought

  4. 11/20/2014 at 7:22 PM #

    There are already similar shows online done by people who were on G4. Although I do think it’s possible for them to revamp the channel in a similar way, I don’t see them wanting to compete as a cable network. Luckily, we have the internet though! So it’s not the end of the world. Still, it’s a sucky reality.

  5. 11/20/2014 at 7:30 PM #

    Reblogged this on Coiled 薔薇 Rose.

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