In a word: Wow!  Going into last night’s scheduled tweetfest, I was hoping we could double the numbers of the preceding dry-runs that tallied somewhere in the area of 29k-30k tweets.  Well, Dark Matter fans stepped up enmasse and did better.  MUCH better.  We didn’t just double those numbers.  Hell, we didn’t even triple those numbers.  Here were the results when I checked this morning –

Over 124k tweets!  And that number has climbed to over 140k in the last six hours.

We trended for over four hours in the U.S., held at #2 in Canada and L.A., and hit #1 New York!

Joining Dark Matter fans in our #RockTheRaza campaign were influencers from television, music, media, comics, and books.  It was amazing to see so many friends, new and old, throwing their support behind our little show.  So thanks to them, thanks to our incredible cast, and an extra big thanks to all of you. Especially those of you spent time in twitter jail.  Fear not.  Anthony Lemke has offered to bail you all out!

I gathered the aforementioned data and sent it along.  Confident it will go a long way toward impressing interested parties of the strength and scope of the Dark Matter fanbase (and hopefully showing “no longer interested parties” exactly what they’re missing).  We have a follow-up call on Tuesday and this enormous fan showing will no doubt be a hot topic of conversation.

As promised, I’ll keep you updated on this blog (Hell, it’s the least I could do for your incredible support!).

To get the latest on the campaign, follow @DarkMatterFTL  on twitter and also check out TeamRazaTV

Finally, let me leave you with just one of the amazing Dark Matter-related art works that made their debut during last night’s tweet storm, this one c/o Jonathan McFerran –

I’ll be featuring more in the days to come.

You did great.  Now rest up until the next battle, but please continue keep #DarkMatter alive on social media!

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ChrisPa1975
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ChrisPa1975

I set three alarm clocks, so I wouldn’t miss this twitter storm…
But 3 am is just a really bad time to wake up. I slept through all alarms.

Would it bepossible to schedule something a little earlier in the night?
Like 3 hours earlier? Maybe on a Friday/Saturday?

Could you put in a good word with the planning committee? 😉

Cudaker
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Cudaker

Good it’s feel good reading this update post .Thanks Joe #DarkMatterFAN4EVER and beyond wink

Terry Hammons
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Terry Hammons

Thanks for keeping us updated, Joseph! The twitter storm was actually SO MUCH FUN! I’m glad to hear that A: There are interested parties. And B: The actions of us loyal fans are helping impress said parties! I’ve never fought to keep a show around like this before. Good Sci-Fi shows are few and far between, and Dark Matter represents everything that made me fall in love with the genre in the first place, so I’ll do whatever I can to be able to experience the rest of the story. Lastly that Poster is awesome! I think I just found my new screensaver!

Richard Smirl
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Richard Smirl

I think we could have trended higher, but both Troy Gentry (half of Montgomery Gentry) and the incredible Don Williams died yesterday. Lots of grief in the country music community.

jimfromjersey
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jimfromjersey

Agreed. Coincidentally, the crash occurred about 5 miles from my house.

Captain555
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Captain555

Yea, I was checking Canada trending and we were #2 most of the night, but we were #1 for a short while. I hope Space Network saw that. Don’t know if you saw the map that @fanalysis publish, there even was a blip in the Atlantic a bit west of Cape Town. I check on google map and there is a british island there, Tristan da Cunha. It’s listed on Trip Advisor. Seems we had at least 1 person tweeting from there.

Been part of such a huge social event is empowering, but once it done it make you wish you could do more.

snarrls
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snarrls

This is amazing! So happy to see all the support. I absolutely love this show and keep my fingers crossed that someone will pick up the remaining 2 seasons.

Randomness
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Randomness

That’s amazing, I hope something comes of this.

And on another note, Florida is facing hell from Irma fairly soon. I hope each and every person who stayed behind for whatever reason survive it. Something like Irma which is the width of the entire state is frightening. I really can’t imagine the horrible stuff that’s about to come for those left behind.

Sandy
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Sandy

What were the international stats? Will that add weight? Especially considering it was the wee hours of the morning here at the time and we still showed up. The power of the Raza Crew smile

baterista9 AKA gildermcc
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baterista9 AKA gildermcc

Sorry, Joe et al, I was under the weather yesterday.

gforce
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gforce

Is it strange that I was almost moved to tears at times last night as I watched that count rise so much? It really brought home that this is not just like watching some average TV show, but that I’m part of a committed worldwide community. Just amazing. A big thanks goes out to you, Joe, and the folks on the “Dark Council” and @DarkMatterFTL for the coordination of these efforts. Without that, we would not be having nearly the impact. It was incredible that global reach that this effort has had.

https://twitter.com/fanalysisthing/status/906355431664218117

There was even someone tweeting in the South Atlantic somewhere away from the coast of South Africa. I can’t even find a land mass on the map for there, so maybe it was from the air? Wild.

I hope that whoever is interested in the show takes into account that the people tweeting are only a sample of the total fan base, and they only a sample of all the people who actually watch the show. I assume they would have some statistical ratio for that, but who knows.

Heh, I was one of the ones in Twitter jail (twice last night), but I’m completely unrepentant and I’ll do the same thing again. And again, as necessary!

Captain555
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Captain555
gforce
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gforce

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_of_the_Seven_Seas

If it actually is that place, that would be very cool. I’d never heard of it before. Someone may have just put that as their location, I suppose.

Mark Gundy
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Mark Gundy

I contacted Netflix & left a request (Yes I’m a Subscriber) but the very helpful Operator explained Netflix pays more attention to THIS link:

https://help.netflix.com/support/titlerequest

So fanbase should concentrate most of it’s firepower there to influence Netflix from within their own system.

#RockTheRaza

sylvia
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sylvia

For grins…I clicked on the link above, and got this.
DId we break it?
Server error.
Sorry, we had a problem. Please refresh this page and try again.

Go to the Netflix homepage
Go to the Help Center

Simon Hibbs
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Simon Hibbs

The link might only be available if you’re logged in.

Dyna
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Dyna

I finally got the chance to engage in the twitter storm last night. I normally am sleeping before heading into work at the scheduled time, but was called in 3 hours early and took the time while getting ready to drop in and tweet, retweet and tweet some more off and on for about 15~20 minutes. The response was awesome. Loved being part of the #RazaRage (new hashtag?) Let’s do it again next Friday. I’ll set my alarm. Cheers!! #DarkMatter #RockTheRaza #DarkMatterFTL

~Dyna

MaeBerryCosplay
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MaeBerryCosplay

Yes! Love this blog! Us Raza fans gotta stick together to save Dark Matter! We added to the Twitter storm at @MaeBerryCosplay!

Acacia
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Acacia

….and Team Raza just keeps on rocking FTL as we hit and exceed 34K signatures on the petition for Dark Matter Season 4 and more https://www.change.org/p/we-want-dark-matter-season-4

Johnny Drama
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Johnny Drama

Anytime boss! We _NEED_ your magic on TV. Seriously, I need it.

jimfromjersey
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jimfromjersey

Outf’ingstanding!

Tim
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Tim

I’m no television executive, but the number that really stands out to me is 46. 46% female! I guess that busts the myth that sci-fi is for men. Go ahead and tell me how Dark Matter is a man’s show. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all my female fellow fans!

Ponytail
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Ponytail

@ maggiemayday – You have 9 Followers?? Wow you are so popular! I have 3… lol

Last night after tweeting for an hour, I was so exhausted, I fell asleep with the Twitter page still up and my computer mouse still gripped tightly in my cold stiff hand! lol I need to build up my twitter strength! (I’ve had Twitter since 2009 when Joe’s kids made me sign up – JellyMaxBubLu.)

Tam Dixon
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Tam Dixon

What’s your twitter name? Mine is @jertam .

Drea
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Drea

@Ponytail @MaggieMayDay What’s your twitter handle so we can follow you?

Thor Anacostia
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Thor Anacostia

I spoke with Netflix today and explained 2 them just how wrong whats happening 2 Dark Matter!!!!
And if the dummies on executive board of Syfy won’t let u stay then maybe Netflix or Amazon should.
Peace
May the gods and goddesses be with you!!!

Ponytail
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Ponytail

Oh and thanks to all our Twitter Experts out there who offered instructions and advice on how to get it done, and how to “not pass Go and go directly to Jail”. Thank you!!

Debra
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Debra

Really happy with the responses! And the artwork/poster… holy Hannah, that is a sellable item! I’d buy it! Jonathan McFerran is missing his calling if he’s not in the business!

glowyzoey
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glowyzoey

Thanks for the update and stats. That was a lot of fun and we done good! Hope it got the attention of the right people.

KathyC
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KathyC

It was so much fun!! I couldn’t participate in the dry runs, so happy I could last night.

Fully confident we’re finding a new home soon!

Wendell Peninger (@wentech)
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Wendell Peninger (@wentech)

I thoroughly enjoyed participating. I sincerely hope this works.

frk
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frk

It’s great to see that we have the possiblity to do something like that. When SG1/SGA/SGU/Firefly and all the others were canceled we didn’t have things like twitter and netflix/amazon.

I hope this works out =)