(July 20 2006) - More than 4 million viewers tuned into the Tuesday night premiere of the new SciFi Channel original series "Eureka," setting a new ratings record for the cable outlet, according to several online news reports.
The July 18 two-hour debut got a 3.2 household rating, including 1.9 million aged 25-54 and 1.7 million aged 18-49, SciFi Wire said. "Eureka" was the No. 1 cable program on July 18 in household ratings, in total viewers and in the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics. It was also the highest-rated and most-watched premiere telecast of a cable original series in Tuesday prime time this year, the report said.
Ratings for "Eureka" put it ahead of the debuts of sister SciFi Channel series' "Stargate SG-1," "Stargate: Atlantis" and "Battlestar Galactica."
"Eureka" follows a U.S. marshal who stumbles on a small Pacific Northwest town that's actually a secret government research facility populated by the best minds in the nation, Zap2It said. Their research, however, makes the town a place where a lot of odd things tend to occur.
Wow, I can't believe this did so well! It was so boring. I mentally tuned out 15 minutes into the pilot.
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