Just a quick ratings update today as we continue to track the performance of Syfy Channel’s original series heading toward the July premiere of its summer dramas.
Sanctuary drew 815,000 viewers (a 0.3 rating in the Adults 18-49 demo) on Monday with “Awakening,” its first episode after the end of Stargate Universe. This is an improvement of 8 percent from the series low last week, and the first Monday night installment that gained viewers rather than losing them.
Last Friday, May 13, WWE Smackdown drew 2.635 million viewers over two hours from 8 to 10 p.m.
Finally, an average of 953,500 tuned in to reality series Urban Legends on Friday from 10 to 11 p.m. (1.152 million at 10 p.m., 755,000 at 10:30). This is another drop of 12.5 percent from the previous week.
Syfy will stake a big claim to Monday nights when it debuts a 3-hour block of scripted dramas on July 11, comprised of returning series Warehouse 13 and Eureka, and new series Alphas.