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Big Boost for Battlestar Galactica Series Finale [Update] March 23, 2009 5:54 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Sci Fi, Television.
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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.

Source: THR

The Dark Knight and Lost Lead Saturn Nominations March 11, 2009 6:06 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Awards, News, Television.
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lostdarknight-031109ABC’s Lost led the way at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films’ 35th annual Saturn Awards nominations.  The ABC series received 11 total nominations including best network TV series, TV actor (Matthew Fox) and TV actress (Evangeline Lilly).

NBC’s Heroes followed with the second most nominations, grabbing six (including best network TV series) and SCI FI’s Battlestar Galactica and Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles each with four nominations.

In the film category, it was WB’s The Dark Knight leading the field, also with 11 nominations, including for bBest Adventure/Thriller Film, actor (Christian Bale), actress (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and supporting actor (Aaaron Eckhart and Heath Ledger).

A complete list of nominees can be found here. The awards will be presented June 25.

You can view a complete list of nominees at SaturnAwards.org.

1978 Battlestar Galactica Headed to the Big Screen? February 23, 2009 5:29 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Rumors, Television.
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battlestargalactica-022309IGN Movies is reporting that Universal Pictures is planning to turn the TV series Battlestar Galactica into a feature film with original series creator Glen A. Larson lined up to script and produce it.  The project, which Universal Pictures initially declined to comment on before ultimately denying it, would actually be based on the original BSG series that aired in 1978-1979, and NOT the currently running reboot on the SCI FI channel headed by Ron Moore.

Despite the Universal denial, IGN insists to expect an official announcement on the project in the coming weeks.