From Now Playing Mag:
Galactica Kicks Some Ratings Ass
Written by Scott Collura
Tuesday, 05 April 2005
Having already, to paraphrase Crew Chief Tryol, “kicked some Cylon ass,” the Sci Fi Channel’s hit series Battlestar Galactica has continued to kick ratings ass as well, with its season finale this past Friday sending the first year of the show off in a blaze of demographics glory.
The network has released the numbers for the season finale, “Kobol’s Last Gleaming, Part 2.” The episode was cable TV’s number one program for the day among P18-49 and P25-54. It scored a 2.5 HH rating/2.8 million viewers P2+, while also delivering 2.1 million P25-54 and 1.7 million P18-49.
So what does all that gobbledygook mean? Basically, Sci Fi Channel took the number one spot in cable primetime for those demographics, and in its 12-week, 13-episode season, Battlestar Galactica has become the network’s highest-rated original series ever.
Cool. Let’s hope season two, which is currently shooting and debuts in July, can keep up the ratings momentum and – more importantly – the quality of season one.