Battlestar Galactica Finale Scored Big Ratings
BSG went out with a frakking bang. The numbers are in and the show’s finale was the most watched episode of the series in more than three years. In total, more than 2.4 million viewers tuned in to watch.
Battlestar did so well that the finale, even though only viewable on basic cable, actually outperformed network programs in certain categories. In fact it was the #1 entertainment program on television Friday night for adult male viewers, soundly trouncing competing episodes of network shows like Dollhouse and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Granted, Dollhouse and Terminator have struggled in the ratings recently but those are network shows. This is a show on basic cable, a basic cable channel which a surprising number of people don’t even get through their cable provider. Going toe to toe with network programming, any network programming, is a pretty big deal. Smoke em while you’ve got em Sci-Fi Channel, now that BSG’s gone you’re not likely to see ratings like those again.