Ratings for the second season of Stargate Universe are finally on the rise, with the third episode of the new season turning in the show’s best Tuesday night performance so far.
“Awakening” drew 1.222 million viewers at 9 p.m. on October 12, according to reports at PIFeedback.com. That’s an improvement of 14 percent over the previous week’s series low (1.07 million) and the best of the season to date.
Caprica, however, didn’t fare so well in the 10 p.m. time slot. The second episode of the new fall season dropped to an estimated 840,000 viewers, down from last week’s 889,000 (down 5.5 percent). Hopefully that show will also tick upwards in its third episode, as SGU did.
On the big networks, Dancing With the Stars continued to dominate the 9 p.m. hour with 16.079 million viewers, followed closely by NCIS: Los Angeles with 16.045 million viewers. Fox’s comedy hour is currently sitting at 6.015 million for Raising Hope and 3.280 million for Running Wilde.
Stay tuned all week long for our full coverage of “Awakening!” We have plot analysis and Omnipedia updates, a complete transcript and episode summary, high-res screencap gallery, and next Monday’s podcast — all dedicated to this week’s new episode.
New episodes of SGU continue next Tuesday at 9 p.m. (E/P) with “Pathogen,” directed by series star Robert Carlyle! Find out more about this and other upcoming episodes in GateWorld’s Season Two episode guide.