UPDATE: The final, unrounded numbers are 1.012 for SGU and 843,000 for Caprica. This story has been updated accordingly.
The initial ratings are in for “Cloverdale,” the fifth episode of Stargate Universe‘s new season! After a nosedive from it’s highest of the season two weeks ago (1.222 million) to its lowest of the season last week (0.974 million), SGU up-ticked to 1.012 million viewers, according to a trusted source at GateWorld Forum.
These are “Live + Same Day” ratings figures from Nielsen, meaning they account for those who watched the show live at 9 p.m. or DVR’ed it but watched it by 3 a.m. Additional DVR-offset ratings won’t be available for a few weeks.
Caprica followed at 10 p.m. and drew an estimated 843,000 viewers. That’s an improvement of 17 percent from last week’s series low, but not enough to save it from the cancellation announced by Syfy today.
On the big networks NCIS: Los Angeles and Dancing With the Stars (results show) once again owned the 9 p.m. slot, with 15.99 million and 15.93 million viewers, respectively.
Last week Stargate and Caprica also had to contend with the baseball playoffs, which grabbed nearly 10 million viewers. The World Series starts today, but there are no Tuesday games on the schedule.
Elsewhere in our ratings watch, Sanctuary continued its third season last Friday night with an unfortunate 23 percent drop from the third season premiere. Around 1.38 million viewers tuned in to see “Firewall” on October 22.
Next Tuesday’s episode of SGU will face a very different slate of network programming, as several of the networks preempt their new shows with election night coverage. NCIS: Los Angeles currently has a rerun scheduled; ABC is planning 90 minutes of Dancing With the Stars starting at 8 p.m., with election coverage starting at 9:30.
Keep your browser locked on GateWorld throughout the week for our full coverage of “Cloverdale!” We’ll be adding our analysis of plot and character developments, the episode summary and transcript, HD screen capture gallery, and updates to The Stargate Omnipedia. And don’t miss next week’s new episode of SGU on Tuesday night! “Trial and Error” airs at 9 p.m. on Syfy.