Did any of you guys check out “Defiance” on Monday night? It seems you must have because it was Syfy’s most-watched scripted series premiere among Adults 18-49 since 2006. Here’s a look at what’s ahead next week and the entire pilot in case you missed it.
Before we get into the details of Episode 1.02, “Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go,” here’s Syfy’s press release about the show’s successful premiere. To see the pilot, just scroll down a bit.
From the Press Release:
New Earth. New Rules. New Records. Syfy’s groundbreaking transmedia event “Defiance” became the channel’s most-watched scripted series premiere among Adults 18-49 (1.3 million) since 2006 (“Eureka”). “Defiance” also delivered Syfy’s top performance in total viewers (2.7 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.4 million) since 2009 (“Warehouse 13”) during its two-hour telecast on Monday, April 15, from 9-11PM (ET/PT). While averaging a 2.0 HH rating, “Defiance” also averaged 479,000 Adults 18-34, the most for a scripted series premiere since 2006.
Since launching worldwide on April 2nd, the Trion Worlds game Defiance has seen players log more than six million hours of gameplay.
“Defiance” ranked among the top five scripted cable shows in social activity on premiere day, earning 59K social exposures to rank as Syfy’s best series premiere day and its most social scripted telecast ever. It outperformed HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “The Newsroom,” FX’s “The Americans,” TNT’s “Falling Skies,” and MTV’s “Teen Wolf” on their respective premiere days. In addition, Syfy Sync – Syfy’s second screen tablet offering – posted its best day ever in uniques and visits as well as the second best performance in page views.
“Defiance” became Syfy.com’s best series premiere day ever in uniques, page views and visits, while ranking as the #1 section of Syfy’s Digital Portfolio across key metrics. “Defiance” is NBC Universal’s biggest day-and-date launch ever, premiering in over 55 countries on April 15th and 16th including the UK, Canada, Germany, and France.
Beginning next Monday, April 22, “Defiance” will assume its regular 9PM time period, followed on Monday, April 29, by the season return of “Warehouse 13” at 10PM, comprising Syfy’s Powerful Mondays programming bloc.
SEE THE PILOT HERE:
Along with the preview and a clip from Episode 1.02, “Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go,” we have a few more behind-the-scenes videos and trailers to share as well.
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