Originally Posted by Prestidigitweeze
His focus wasn't narrow at all when you understand that the point is want vs. need, not 100 vs. 1,000. The idea was that he made the show for however many people needed to see it, which turned out to be four to six million regular viewers.
He just wanted to *really* draw people in, to get them so involved with the characters you *needed* to know what comes next. Kinda like the way LOST drew it its audience.