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Sci Fi net flies on Friday

'Stargate,' 'Battlestar' bring in big auds

NEW YORK — The Sci Fi Channel delivered stratospheric primetime ratings for the season premieres of its July 15 lineup of scripted series “Stargate SG-1,” “Stargate Atlantis” and “Battlestar Galactica.”

Three-hour block beat all other basic-cable networks for the night in adults 18-49 and 25-54. “Galactica,” beginning its second season, harvested 3.05 million total viewers, its best number yet, and finished first among all networks, broadcast and cable, in men 25-54 and men 18-49.

At 8 p.m., “SG 1” kicked off its ninth season with 2.61 million total viewers, which was 5% more than its eighth-season premiere in January.

“Stargate Atlantis,” at 9, began its second season with 2.78 million total viewers, 6% up on its debut in January.

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