Either way, it's a pretty solid sign (or reminder) that rabid interest among the "hardcore fan base" isn't even a drop in the bucket of the ratings, and therefore the actual money generated by the show. Given which we should be thankful that TCW caters to us diehards at all, much less with the loving care that they do devote to us. Even if those ratings had been reversed, it still wouldn't track with fan interest levels, which were pretty low for Lightsaber Lost and ZOMG I WAITED MY WHOLE LIFE FOR THIS for Mandalore Plot. I am actually really glad it's just the one episode tonight. That way the episodes keep coming, but moreover I'm finding that I don't like fragments of longer arcs being broadcast together. Grievous Intrigue/Deserter was fine, but the season premiere was less so; 2/3 of an arc is either too much or not enough.