Hence my comment of variables being at play. Consider demographics and target audience and my reasoning is logical. You may disagree - and that's okay - but most petitions and negativity is rooted in the same base logic. 1m viewers of at least 30m (as well as the unverified pirate audience) is still a small portion of the audience whichever way you choose to cut the data. Also, unless you avoid all news, I'd say it's hard to dismiss the petition given it's made national press and news programming all week. As I keep mentioning as well - the books (should they be finished one day) will almost certainly appease audiences. So long as they're willing to read instead of watch!