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[01/19/05 - 12:00 AM]
Viewers Embrace Sci Fi's 'Galactica'

[via press release from Sci Fi]

VIEWERS EMBRACE SCI FI'S "GALACTICA"

VIEWERS EMBRACE SCI FI'S "GALACTICA"

Series Debuts at #1

3.1 Million Viewers Tune In

New York, NY � January 18, 2005 � SCI FI Channel kicked off 2005 with a bang, with the series premiere of its critically-acclaimed new original, 'Battlestar Galactica.' The gritty two-hour debut (Friday, January 14, 9-11pm ET) was the #1 cable program on Friday for P25-54, P18-49, M25-54, M18-49 and M18-34. It also delivered the best January performance of any program in the history of SCI FI.

With a 2.6 HH rating and 3.1 million viewers P2+, Battlestar staked its claim as:

#1 for cable (8pm-11pm) among P25-54

#1 for cable (8pm-11pm) among P18-49

#1 for cable (8pm-11pm) among M25-54

#1 for cable (8pm-11pm) among M18-49

#1 for cable (8pm-11pm) among M18-34

#2 for cable (8pm-11pm) P2+

#2 for cable (8pm-11pm) among P18-34

#4 for cable (8pm-11pm) among F25-54

#7 for cable (8pm-11pm) among F18-49

SCI FI's highest-rated January program ever

SCI FI's highest-rated 1st quarter series telecast ever

SCI FI's second highest-rated series telecast ever, behind only Stargate Atlantis' series premiere in summer 2004

The series also scored high with coveted demos, delivering 2.2 million P25-54s and 1.9 million P18-49s.

Battlestar won a decisive victory over UPN's 'Enterprise,' outperforming its new episode in total viewers, P25-54 (2.2 million vs. 1.7 million) and P18-49 (1.9 million vs. 1.5 million). In M25-54, Battlestar delivered 1.5 million viewers � beating 16 of the top 20 programs on the six broadcast nets that night, including 'JAG' and Fox's premiere of 'Jonny Zero.'

SCI FI owned Friday night among M25-54, more than doubling the demo for the nearest competition � 'CSI' on Spike TV. Also among M25-54, SCI FI claimed the Top 3 cable telecasts of the day (Battlestar's 9pm premiere and the 8:30pm and 11:30pm broadcasts of 'Battlestar Galactica: The Lowdown').

Battlestar Galactica will join SCI FI Channel's powerhouse night of original programming, "SCI FI Fridays," on January 21, assuming its regular time slot of Fridays at 10pm ET/PT. With the proven ratings muscle of 'Stargate SG-1' (8pm), 'Stargate Atlantis' (9pm) and now 'Battlestar Galactica,' Fridays are destined to become the biggest night of sci-fi on television.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 84 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.





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· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SCI FI)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· JAG (CBS)
· JONNY ZERO (FOX)
· STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (UPN)
· STARGATE ATLANTIS (SCI FI)
· STARGATE: SG-1 (SCI FI)





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