'Battlestar Galactica' Is A Winner For Sci FiBy Kristine
December 11, 2003 - 3:25 PM
The Sci Fi channel's airing of former Trek writer Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica scored the highest ratings of the year for the cable channel.
Zap2It reported on the ratings for Battlestar Galactica, which was shown over two nights, Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, the show had about 3.9 million viewers, but that number rose to 4.46 million viewers for Tuesday's installment. Battlestar Galactica was not only Tuesday night's most-watched show on cable, but it also managed to beat both the WB and UPN networks in total viewers.
Battlestar pulled in the third largest audience in Sci Fi channel's history. Only Dune and Taken are ahead of it in total numbers.
Prior to the airing of Battlestar Galactica, Moore gave an in-depth, eighteen page interview at IGN during which he talked at length about his experiences writing for Star Trek: The Next Generation (story) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (story), as well as his thoughts on the current state of the Trek franchise (story).
For the original ratings story, please visit Zap2It here.