Updated on 3/25/2009 at 1:05PM: The final numbers for the episode were 2.36M viewers. Among the demos, it drew 1.5M adults 18-49 and 1.6M adults 25-54. In terms of the season 4.5 average (based on live + same day DVR playback) the show averaged 1.77M viewers. SCI FI reports that the season 4 average (based on live+7-day numbers with the exception of the penultimate episode and the two-hour series finale) is 2.3M.
Original article follows below.
The two-hour series finale of Battlestar Galactica drew 2.4 million viewerslast Friday, according to preliminary data (final data will be released by Tuesday/Wednesday). While on its own, that’s not all that impressive (after all, a normal airing of Ghost Hunters on the network drew 2.7 million viewers the week before last), but when compared to its most recent episode, the show was up 41%. Overall, the 10-episode season 4.5 averaged 1.77M viewers.
The finale was also the most-watched episode of the series since the season 2.5 premiere nearly 3 years ago on January 6, 2006.