The concluding episode of Battlestar Galactica went out on a high note for Syfy, posting a 1.7 household rating and 2.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research early national data. The two-hour finale drew 1.5 million adults 18 to 49 and 1.6 million persons 25 to 54
The performance by the two-hour finale marked the series best performance with viewers since the season 2.5 premiere on Jan. 6, 2006, according to network officials. It also was the best marks in the aforementioned demos since the second installment of that season. Friday night's rating was the show's tops since its third-season premiere on Oct. 6, 2006.
The numbers did not any include digital video recording viewing, which, through the season's penultimate episode, had added 700,000 viewers per installment on a live +seven-day basis.
More Nielsen data should be available on Monday.