“Air” Parts 1 and 2 drew some 565,000 viewers on Friday night, when it premiered simultaneous with the Syfy Channel broadcast in the U.S. Two additional broadcasts on Saturday brought the show up to 2.3 million viewers (though logically some of those may have been repeat viewers), nearly equaling the Friday night audience for Syfy.
SGU was the number one non-sports specialty program of the day, the network said, including in the key demographics of adults 25 to 54 and adults 18 to 49.
The broadcast was followed by SPACE’s new series Innerspace, which examined Stargate Universe and featured actor Louis Ferreira (“Col. Everett Young”).
“Air” makes its U.K. premiere tonight at 8 p.m. on Sky1. In Australia, it will debut Friday on SCI FI Channel.
Fans in Canada, meanwhile, can catch up on the first two hours of the new show by watching the series premiere online at Spacecast.com.
Stargate Universe continues in Canada this Friday, now in its regular time slot at 10 p.m. Eastern (9 p.m. in the U.S.). Learn more about “Air, Part 3” in GateWorld’s episode guide, then come back to the site for our complete coverage of the next episode — images, a transcript, episode summary … and the long-awaited relaunch of The Stargate Omnipedia!
(Thanks to Morjana for the tip!)