For three years (from 1966 to 1969), "Star Trek" was a miserable ratings failure on NBC-TV. Sometimes ranking #52 out of 53 Prime Time Programs. It is now the thriving Space Fantasy franchise it is today because the management style at "Paramount Pictures Corp." chose to embrace the untapped potential of this show and take it in many different directions (Movies, Television Series, Merchandising, etc.)
"Battlestar Galactica" was not a ratings failure on ABC-TV during the 1978 - 1979 television season. Its large audience was still demanding more when ABC-TV pulled the plug. Instead of embracing the untapped potential of this show back then, Universal Studios chose instead to embrace false rumors, misconceptions, and their own corporate biases against this show which led to it remaining a "Sleeping Giant" from 1978 to 2014.
And don't even get me started on Ronald D. Moore's "Blade Runner" crap that swiped the "Battlestar Galactica" brand name. "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only)
Universal Studios has always been a corporation in dire need of a heavy dose of reality in how they have historically viewed Science Fiction in general and "Battlestar Galactica" because this unrealistic view of the world of theirs has cost themselves billions of dollars over the decades in lost revenue simply because they chose back in 1978 to not embrace "Battlestar Galactica" like they should have.
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
And read these books at another location where Universal Studios executives and its stealth marketers won't be able to post negative, misleading (stealth marketed) reviews of the books via them purchasing candy and Rogaine Foam on Amazon.com (allowing them access to the Amazon book review section) and not actually buying and reading the books. I'll leave the other 150 global locations under wraps for now.