The much-awaited Stargate Atlantis / Stargate Universe crossover event may have wowed long-time fans of Stargate, but it didn’t pull in any more viewers. SGU held steady in the ratings with Monday’s premiere of “Seizure” on Syfy Channel.
Universe drew an estimated 823,000 viewers (Live + Same Day), down 6 percent from last week. The Adults 18 to 49 demographic also lost a tenth of a point.
Being Human, on the other hand, rose in viewers in the 9 p.m. hour, widening the gap between Syfy’s Monday night originals with 1.442 million viewers. This is an uptick of 11 percent. This means that Stargate lost a whopping 43 percent from its lead-in.
The NCAA Basketball Championship Game won the night on the broadcast networks, bringing in over 20 million viewers to CBS during the primetime period. Castle drew 11.45 million on ABC, and 7.75 million tuned in to Harry’s Law on NBC.
On USA, WWE Raw earned 5.78 million viewers against SGU in the 10 p.m. hour.
New episodes of Stargate Universe continue next Monday at 10/9c on Syfy! Learn more about “The Hunt” in GateWorld’s episode guide.