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‘Stargate: Universe’ Gets Huge Boost In Late Audiences

‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Lost,’ ‘Heroes’ get big DVR jumps as well


Some people still may not like the new “Stargate: Universe” on Syfy, but they’re still watching it.

On their DVRs that is.

The show, centered around the Ancient-built Destiny which stops randomly at different stargates around the galaxy, has been jumping nearly 47 percent in its audience when DVR numbers are added each week, bringing its total average viewership to 2.6 million. That ranks it No. 5 among the shows with the biggest timeshifted boosts.

SGU has come under quite a bit of scrutiny by fans of the original two Stargate series, but has attracted a somewhat new audience, possibly picking up some of Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica” fans that have been looking around for a new space-based show to hold their attention.

Speaking of Adama and the Ragtag Fleet, Syfy’s other juggernaut, “Battlestar Galactica,” leads the pack of shows that gained the most numbers when DVRs were factored in. It had an almost 60 percent increase in viewers with the DVR numbers. The other genre shows that have significant increases with DVRs are “True Blood,” “Heroes,” “Sanctuary,” and the now deceased “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” series.

“Stargate: Universe” has already earned a second season, so fans of the new series will have something to keep watching on Friday nights.

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