[08/09/06 - 12:00 AM]
Viewers Prepare: The Return of 'Battlestar Galactica'

[via press release from Sci Fi]


One-Hour Recap Special Preps Viewers for the Season 3 Premiere

Sweeping Distribution to Include Online, In-Store, And On-Air Across Every NBC Universal Property

New York, NY � August 9, 2006 � After a long, hot summer, SCI FI Channel offers some sweet relief to 'Battlestar Galactica' devotees and new viewers alike � a one-hour recap special to whet their appetites for the series' season 3 premiere in October. Incorporating footage from the original SCI FI miniseries and the show's previous two seasons of the Peabody Award-winning series, 'Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far' will serve as a refresher for current fans and as a primer for anyone new to the world of Galactica.

Told through the voice of Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), the Secretary of Education-turned President�turned resistance leader on now Cylon-occupied New Caprica, 'Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far' will chronicle humanity's costly struggle to survive against its deadliest enemy.

In a broad synergistic move, 'Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far' will air across all NBC Universal platforms � NBC, USA Network, Bravo, Sleuth, Universal HD, and online on SCIFI.COM's own broadband channel, 'Pulse.'

The special will be broadcast as follows:

Sunday, August 13 at 10PM NBC West Coast (following Football)
Monday, August 28 Free On Demand via SCI FI's cable affiliates
Friday, September 15 at 12AM USA
Sunday, September 17 at 7PM Universal HD
Monday, September 18 at 9AM USA
Friday, September 22 at 8PM Universal HD
Friday, September 22 at 6PM Sleuth
Friday, September 29 at 7PM BRAVO
Saturday, September 30 at 11AM BRAVO
Saturday, September 30 at 4PM Universal HD
September SCIFI.COM's Pulse
Friday, October 6 at 7PM SCI FI

*Other SCI FI airings TBD in Sept/Oct*

SCI FI's comprehensive promotional outreach will extend far beyond just the broadcasts. Throughout September and leading up to the season 3 premiere, 'The Story So Far' will also be made available for download via iTunes and XBox Live � the first longform program ever to be offered via XBox � and will be distributed at Best Buy as a bonus dvd with the 'Battlestar Galactica' season 2.5 dvd set, as well as other genre titles, from Universal Home Video. The dvd will also be distributed to visitors to the Universal Studios theme parks, and snippets of the special will be available on YouTube, Google Video and other video portal sites.

'Battlestar Galactica' is the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, 'Galactica's intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it numerous awards, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award.

Executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, the series stars Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, Katee Sackhoff, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.

'Battlestar Galactica' is from NBC Universal Television Studio.

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 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

  [august 2006]  


most recent ratings | view all posts
[03/16/18 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with NCAA Tournament Coverage
The Eye's primetime portion leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/15/18 - 08:16 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos, CBS Leads Total Viewers
The former's "9-1-1" and the latter's "Survivor: Ghost Island" top the night among adults 18-49.

[03/14/18 - 11:41 AM]
Discovery's Motor Madness Reaches Top Speeds Ranking as Cable's #1 Network Among M25-54 During First-Ever "Motor Mega Week"
Discovery Channel further spins the numbers for February 26 - March 5.

[03/14/18 - 08:40 AM]
"Home Town" Season Two Delivers Solid Live Plus Same Day Ratings for HGTV
HGTV further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[03/14/18 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Finale Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 however CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[03/13/18 - 08:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Voice" Hold Off Push from ABC, "Idol"
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/12/18 - 04:16 PM]
Disney XD's "Star Wars Rebels" Concludes with a Season-Best Performance Across Key Demographics
Disney XD further spins the numbers for Monday, March 5.

[03/12/18 - 09:04 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Returns on Top for ABC
The Alphabet's inaugural season however opens down from FOX's final run.

[03/11/18 - 10:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown in Low Key Race
The Alphabet's weekly NBA coverage splits the top adults 18-49 honors.

[03/10/18 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Keeps CBS in Top Spot
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/09/18 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory," "Young Sheldon" Top Charts for CBS
Both series lead the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/08/18 - 01:14 PM]
TV One's Autobiographical Series "Uncensored" Earns #1 Spot on Ad-Supported Cable Among African-Americans for Second Straight Sunday
TV One further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 25.

[03/08/18 - 08:17 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Crown
The Eye however is the most-watched broadcaster last night.

[03/07/18 - 09:14 AM]
"Atlanta Robbin' Season" Premiere Scores Basic Cable's Most-Watched Scripted Primetime Comedy Telecast in Over a Year
FX further spins the numbers for Thursday, March 1.

[03/07/18 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off ABC Surge Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet gets a boost from its two-hour "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" special.