The cancellation shadow is looming large over Stargate Universe‘s live ratings. An estimated 928,000 viewers in the U.S. (Live + Same Day) tuned in for “Twin Destinies” on Monday night.
This is a drop of 10 percent from last week’s mid-season premiere, and SGU‘s third trip south of the 1 million line (chart). It is also the series’ lowest to date — not a great surprise, considering that Syfy cancelled the show back in December.
The show did hold on in the adults 18 to 49 demographic, with a 0.5 household rating.
Being Human — which Syfy just picked up for a second season — earned 1.372 million viewers at 9 p.m. Despite the good lead-in, Stargate lost more than 32 percent of that audience.
On the broadcast networks at 10 p.m., with NBC’s Harry’s Law drawing around 10.2 million viewers. Almost 7.5 million caught a repeat of Hawaii Five-0 on CBS, and ABC won the hour with 13.96 million for the special The Bachelor: After the Final Rose.
Over on USA, 5.87 million were watching WWE Raw during the 10 p.m. hour.
As noted by the usually excuse-wary TVbytheNumbers, Monday night shows were expected to see slight declines this week due to the arrival of Daylight Savings in the U.S. — since casual viewers in particular were more likely to stay out later.
Tune in next Monday at 10/9c for “Alliances,” a brand new episode of Stargate Universe! French Stewart (Third Rock From the Sun), who appeared in the original Stargate movie in 1994, guest stars.