Defiance Delivers Syfy's Highest-Rated Scripted Premiere Since 2006, Dallas Ends On Up Note

Syfy Defiance TrailerHere’s something to dance in slow motion about: Syfy’s Defiance on Monday night gave the cabler its highest-rated scripted series premiere since Eureka’s July 2006 bow, drawing 1.3 million viewers in the coveted 18-49 demo.

In total viewers, Defiance delivered 2.7 million, marking Syfy’s biggest premiere audience since Warehouse 13 opened its doors in July 2009.

Defiance, which launched with a two-hour premiere, airs Mondays at 9/8c. Starting April 29, Warehouse 13‘s Season 4.5 will lead out of it, at 10 pm.

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UPDATE: Over on TNT, Dallas‘ double-episode Season 2 finale did 2.8 mil/0.8 and 3.0 mil/0.9, TVByTheNumbers reports, up 30 and 20 percent from a week prior (where a double-pump averaged 2.2 mil/0.7) and on par with the season opener (3 mil/0.8).

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