SCI FI WIRE
24 FEB 03
Production began Feb. 24 on the seventh season of SCI FI Channel's top-rated original series Stargate SG-1, the network announced. The series continues to score high with viewers, both in its original episodes and in its repeats from other seasons.
The Jan. 10 winter premiere of the series delivered a 1.7 rating (1.3 million households). The show continued to perform well throughout the month, peaking at 1.9 (1.5 million households), and earning a 1.7 (1.3 million households) average for January--a 70 percent improvement over the time-period average one year ago. This is the strongest January performance of any show in SCI FI Channel history.
The series also excelled on Monday nights with a regularly scheduled block of four back-to-back episodes from past seasons. The Monday episodes scored a 1.4 average for January, making it the second-highest-rated night of the week following SCI FI Fridays.
The upcoming season (the second original season produced exclusively for SCI FI) will feature the highly anticipated return of fan favorite Michael Shanks as civilian archaeologist Daniel Jackson. After seven years on the air, Stargate SG-1now ranks among the longest-running science fiction series on television.