Overnight ratings are in already for “Air” Parts 1 and 2, the series premiere of Stargate Universe! While lower than we had hoped, Syfy is touting the preliminary viewership numbers as the biggest premiere for the Stargate franchise in four years (since the debut of Atlantis‘s second season).
The two-hour premiere averaged more than 2.35 million viewers, making for a 1.7 average household rating.
1.32 million adults ages 25 to 54 tuned in, and 1.12 million adults 18 to 49. In that second demographic, that’s the best performance for a Friday night series premiere since the debut of Battlestar Galactica in January, 2005, Syfy said.
The show also beat FOX’s Dollhouse at 9 p.m. A new episode of that show drew 2.1 million viewers.
The initial ratings data includes those who watched the show live, or DVR-delayed within 3 hours of broadcast. Complete “Live + 7 days” data — accounting for those who recorded the episode on DVR and watched later in the week — will be available in about three weeks.
New episodes of Stargate Universe continue next Friday at 9 p.m. on Syfy!