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Stargate Universe series finale averages 1.13M viewers: Best showing since November; Ties season-high in A18-49 rating + Series ratings analysis

Last night’s series finale of Stargate Universe on Syfy drew 1.134M viewers and a 0.5/1 A18-49 rating.  It was the most-watched episode since November 23 (1.169M viewers / 0.5 A18-49 rating) and ties a season-high in A18-49 rating.

Overall, however, the canceled series simply couldn’t attract a sizable enough audience to warrant a third season pick-up. The second season averaged 1.008M viewers and a 0.4 A18-49 rating, which was down a disastrous 40% in viewers (from 1.684M in season one) and 43% in A18-49 rating (from a 0.7 rating for season one). Some more facts and figures after the jump.

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Syfy confirms spring premiere dates for Stargate Universe, Sanctuary and more

The snow is melting and it is a new season for Syfy’s spring programming, including original episodes of hit series Destination Truth, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, Stargate Universe and Sanctuary. Syfy’s spring primetime schedule will also feature the premiere of the highly-anticipated Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen.

Upcoming popular Syfy Saturday Original Movies include Battle of Los Angeles and Scream of the Banshee. Banshee will mark a new milestone as Syfy’s 200th Saturday Original Movie!

The full press release is included after the jump.

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Stargate Universe returns to Syfy on Monday, March 7

The remaining episodes of the canceled Syfy series Stargate Universe will begin airing on the network on Monday, March 7 at 10 PM. Syfy will move the show off Tuesday nights and pair it with new episodes of “Being Human” (9PM). Here’s the March schedule:

March 7 – Deliverance March 14 – Twin […]

Syfy cancels Stargate Universe

Syfy has announced today that they will not be renewing Stargate Universe for a third season. The second-year show has had a rough go in the ratings and cancellation has been rumored for some time now.

For the current season, Stargate Universe has averaged just 1.078M viewers with a 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share and a 0.7/1 HH rating/share. In comparison to the year-prior — 1.684M, 0.7/2, 1.1/2 — the show was down 36% in viewers, 29% in A18-49 rating and 36% in HH rating. Comparing this season to the first 10 weeks of season one shows an even steeper decline:

  • First 10 weeks of Season 1 vs. First 10 weeks of season 2:
    • 1.903M to 1.078M — -43%
    • 0.8 A18-49 rating to 0.5 A18-49 rating — -37%
    • 1.2 HH rating to 0.7 HH rating — -42%

The final 10 episodes of season two will are scheduled to air during spring 2011.

Click over the jump to read the network’s statement on the show’s cancellation.

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Syfy premiere dates set for Ghost Hunters, Stargate Universe, Destination Truth, Sanctuary, Scare Tactics and Fact or Faked + Sharktopus and more

Syfy’s 2010 Fall Programming spans the imagination with new seasons of powerhouses Stargate Universe and Sanctuary, (both moving to Tuesdays), Ghost Hunters, Scare Tactics and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, Destination Truth traveling to Thursdays, and WWE Friday Night SmackDown climbing into the Syfy ring beginning October 1.

The Autumn primetime schedule also features the premieres of Hollywood Treasure (formerly Hunting Hollywood) and Beast Legends.

For the first time, Syfy’s two most popular original scripted series – Eureka and Warehouse 13 — will debut special stand-alone holiday episodes in December, showcasing guests stars Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) and Matt Frewer (Eureka), and Judd Hirsch and Paul Blackthorne (Warehouse 13).

Upcoming popular Syfy Saturday Original Movies include Roger Corman’s highly anticipated Sharktopus on September 25.

The full press release follows after the jump.

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Comic-Con 2010: Stargate Universe season two trailer

Syfy has brought online the Comic-Con trailer shown for the second season of Stargate Universe. Check it out after the jump.

Stargate Universe premieres on a new night, Tuesday, on September 29, 2010.

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Comic-Con 2010: Stargate Universe and Sanctuary will return on Tuesday, September 28 + Casting details for SGU

Syfy confirmed today at Comic-Con that Stargate Universe and Sanctuary will both return with new episodes on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Both shows are moving to new nights, with SGU premiering its second season and Sanctuary its third.

Also announced today: two “Stargate Atlantis” actors, Robert Picardo and David Hewlett, will guest star next […]

Stargate Universe / Stargate Atlantis crossover episode in the works

Stargate Universe producer Joseph Mallozzi has revealed on his blog that a Stargate Atlantis crossover episode is in the works:

“With word from producer John G. Lenic that the deals have been closed on those Atlantis alums, we can now move forward on the script, secure in the knowledge that both extra-special […]

Stargate Universe season 1.5 premiere improves to 1.5M viewers; U.S. premiere of Merlin season 2 draws 1.3M viewers

Syfy’s new Friday night lineup of Stargate Universe at 9:00 and the U.S. premiere of the second season of Merlin at 10:00 got off to a good start this past Friday.  Stargate Universe drew 1.486 million viewers, which was up 11% over the midseason finale in total viewers and up equally in the key demos: 936,000 Adults 25-54 (+11%) and 768,000 / 0.6 rating in Adults 18-49 (+12%). The episode averaged a 1.2 HH coverage rating (+9%).

Meanwhile lead-out Merlin nabbed 1.289 million viewers and topped the April 2009 debut of Primeval — the previous UK scripted series to premiere on the network — by +52% in Adults 25-54 (738,000), +45% in Adults 18-49 (553,000 / 0.4 rating), +25% in HH rating (1.0 HH coverage rating) and +18% in total viewers. Click over the jump to read the full press release.

Stargate Universe airs Friday night’s at 9:00 on Syfy. Merlin follows at 10:00 p.m.

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Syfy Renews Stargate Universe and Sanctuary

Syfy has ordered additional seasons of Stargate Universe (which just aired its midseason finale and will return with new episodes in April) and Sanctuary.

Season two of Stargate Universe will debut next fall, along with the third season of Sanctuary.

Both shows have already started production on their next seasons in Vancouver and both orders from Syfy are for 20-episode seasons.

Click over the jump for more, including season ratings data (plus charts).

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Stargate Universe Fall Finale Hits Series Low

After a couple weeks which saw a slight rebound in the ratings, the fall finale of Stargate Universe on Syfy hit a series low with 1.34 million viewers and a 0.5 A18-49 rating.  It aired on the same night as the record-performing series finale of Monk (9.4 million viewers).

Those numbers were down 29 and […]

Stargate Universe Flat in Week Two; Sanctuary S2 Premiere Down

stargateuniverse-101309Week two of Syfy’s new original series Stargate Universe drew 2.4 million viewers, on par with last week’s series premiere which drew 2.35 million viewers.  While flat, it’s actually a fairly good sign that the show held week-to-week in total audience.  I actually expected a decline.  It’ll be interesting to see what happens next week because, frankly, I found the third episode (week two) incredibly weak.

Never the less, it’s important to note the positive increases, especially in the key demos (both A18-49 and A25-54). The show drew 1.37 million A18-49 (+22% from last week’s 1.12M) and 1.49 million A25-54 (+13% from last week’s 1.32M).

Meanwhile, the season two premiere of Sanctuary drew 1.85 million viewers (down a significant 31% from last year’s series premiere of 2.7 million).  Among the demos, it drew 946,000 A18-49 and 1.15M A25-54. As with total viewers, that was down a significant 12% among A18-49 (from 1.08M) and 18% among A25-54 (from 1.40M) from last season’s premiere.

On the plus side, the show was on par with last season’s finale (2 million total viewers, 900,000 A18-49 and 1.13M A25-54).

Syfy’s press release — which, of course, contains a fair amount of spin — follows after the jump. Continue reading Stargate Universe Flat in Week Two; Sanctuary S2 Premiere Down