Battlestar Galactica finale Nielsen ratings surge with DVR viewing
On Friday March 20, 2009 when the Battlestar Galactica finale aired, it pulled in 2.364 million viewers who watched it live or the same night it aired on DVR. But with a full week of DVR viewing included, NBC reports that it shot up to 3.1 million viewers, 2.1 million who were aged 25-54, and 2 million in the advertising-centric 18-49 demographic. It was Sci Fi’s best performance of the year, and BSG‘s best outing in total viewers, viewers 18-49 and viewers 25-54 since February 4, 2005.
Additionally it was the #5 most-watched original series telecast in the network’s 16 year history among adults 25-54 and and the best performance for any original series in that age demographic since 2005. It was the #4 most-watched telecast of all-time for Sci Fi with adults 18-49.