There are many reasons for 'ratings' to be low. The night, the fact it's on a small network who doesn't advertise the show, and my favorite--Nielsen ratings don't reflect who is actually watching the show.
That being said, yes I do believe the loyal fan base does have quite a bit to do with them seeing the value of the franchise.
Even with low ratings, it is still one of the top programs on the CW network
On a side note: I'm moving this topic to the correct forum as it really does not pertain to Season 7 episodes This post has been edited by Raven524 on Apr 5 2012, 03:55 PM