Kicking off the spring season, Syfy’s new Friday night one-two punch of Stargate Universe and Merlin delivered 1.5 million total viewers and 1.3 million total viewers, respectively, on Friday, April 2.
At 9PM (ET/PT), the SGU spring premiere was up 11% in total viewers versus the December 2009 fall season finale. The series also grabbed 936,000 Adults 25-54 (+11%) and 768,000 Adults 18-49 (+12%), while averaging a 1.2 HH rating (+9%).
Following at 10PM (ET/PT), the U.S. Television Premiere of Merlin’s second season bewitched 738,000 Adults 25-54 and 553,000 Adults18-49 along with 1.0 HH rating.
This Merlin performance was up vs. the April 2009 debut of Primeval — the previous UK scripted series to premiere on Syfy — by +52% in Adults 25-54, +45% in Adults 18-49, +25% in HH ratings and +18% in total viewers.
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Stargate Universe delivered 319K page views and 164K video streams the week of March 29th, the highest week since December 2009 Merlin delivered 127K page views and 23K video streams the week of March 29th, its most trafficked week ever