Stargate Universe will have a lead-out show for its final three episodes, starting on Monday, April 25. Syfy Channel announced today (via Twitter) that Sanctuary will be moving to Monday nights at 10 p.m. (9 Central) after tonight’s new episode.
The move may help those final ratings numbers for Stargate, though the show has already been cancelled. But while Sanctuary and Stargate always did well when paired together in the past (due to the high crossover in the audience) the move to Mondays is not likely to do Sanctuary any favors. It currently follows Syfy’s highest-rated show, WWE Smackdown.
Sanctuary returned from its mid-season hiatus with just 1.217 million viewers on April 15, its lowest of the season and losing a crippling 59 percent from Smackdown‘s ratings that night (2.98 million). The show has already been greenlit for a fourth season, though.
Syfy’s reality series Urban Legends, meanwhile, will take up the anchor position at 10 p.m. on Fridays. That series just debuted this past Monday after SGU, turning in 420,000 viewers (less than half of Stargate‘s lead-in).
SGU airs Mondays at 9/8c on Syfy, with the series finale planned for May 9.