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Sci Fi’s Galactica Hits Ratings Hyperspace

1/18/2005 8:44 AM Eastern

The premiere of Sci Fi Channel’s Battlestar Galactica was no ratings black hole.

The series’ two-hour debut was the No. 1-rated basic-cable program Friday among persons 25-54 and 18-49, as well as men 25-54, 18-49 and 18-34, Sci Fi said.

The network added that the debut of Galactica also set a Sci Fi January ratings record.

The show earned a 2.6 Nielsen Media Research household rating and drew 3.1 million viewers two-plus, Sci Fi said.

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