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||13 JAN 04:
WINTER PREMIERE OF ‘STARGATE SG-1’ SIZZLES
Most Watched Episode of Any Original Series in SCI FI Channel History
FI Channel’s January 9 Winter Premiere of Stargate SG-1 was a scorcher.
With a 2.2 rating, the 9pm ET/PT broadcast of “Evolution, Part 2”
delivered the highest rating for an original SCI FI episode of SG-1 to
date. The show also scored 2,658,000 P2+ – making it the most-watched
original episode of Stargate SG-1 in the series’ entire six and a half
season run. Moreover, it delivered more viewers than any episode of any
original series in SCI FI Channel history.
SCI FI’s premiere of the new original series Codename: Eternity
(January 9 @ 10pm ET/PT) also scored with audiences, delivering a 1.7
It's worth noting that Evolution 2, the most highly rated episode of
Stargate SG-1 since it began broadcasting on SCI FI Channel, is the
first to advertise a Jack and Daniel storyline. Evoluton 2 also
received attention for actor Michael Shanks in US institution TV Guide
with a Second Half Season Opener feature:
January 9, 2004:
Daniel Jackson is at the mercy of kidnappers in the conclusion of a
two-part episode co-written by the actor who plays him, fan favorite
Michael Shanks. Last time we saw Daniel, he and a colleague were
in Honduras seeking an alien artifact tied to a Mayan Fountain of Youth
myth. Here, O'Neill is sent to retrieve them and the device
before it finds its way to Anubis, who is busy creating an army of
enhanced warriors. In an attempt to put the kibosh on that
scheme, Carter's dad (Carmen Argenziano) joins her and Teal'c to
infiltrate the would-be god's complex.
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