It's been a while since Syfy has done so well on a Monday night. A decade, actually.
More than 2 million people tuned in Monday to watch the season premieres of "Warehouse 13" and "Eureka" as well as the series premiere of "Alphas," helped bolster Syfy to its best Monday outing in 10 years. Of course, it's only been recently that Syfy has pushed original programming back to Monday, so that shouldn't be a terrible surprise. But still, it's a good sign to see that the new night is working for old favorites and a new show.
"Alphas" led the night bringing in 2.5 million total viewers, according to a news release from Syfy. That's the best premiere for Syfy since "Warehouse 13" debuted in July 2009 -- the same night the SciFi Channel dropped its moniker and officially adopted the one originally created by, well, me.
The rest of the night was not far behind, however. "Warehouse 13" attracted 2.3 million total viewers, earning a 1.74 household rating compared to the 1.84 rating pulled in by "Alphas." Both were followed by "Eureka," which attracted 2 million viewers, enough for a 1.5 rating.
It wasn't just television that gave Syfy reason to celebrate, it was its web offerings as well. Syfy.com did its best traffic, in terms of video streams, since November 2009 with 378,000 streams. It's unique visitors were at 376,000 -- the best since October 2010 -- and page views stood at 1.3 million, the best since last March.
"Alphas" is a new series from "X-Men: Last Stand" writer Zak Penn, which has its own form of "mutants" (although that's not really what they are), unofficially solving crime in a sort of "Rubicon" style.
All three shows will continue airing Monday nights through the summer.
In the meantime, be sure to keep voting for your favorites from "Warehouse 13" in the 2011 Airlock Alpha Portal Awards. Among those nominated are Eddie McClintock for Best Actor/Television, Saul Rubinek for Best Supporting Actor/Television and Allison Scagliotti for Best Supporting Actress/Television.
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