`Caprica' Premiere Scores 1.6 Million Viewers


Syfy Channel's Jan 22 premiere of its new drama series Caprica drew 1.6 million viewers, the network said Monday.

The premiere episode of the prequel to Syfy's hit space series Battletstar Galactica had already been viewed by nearly 2 million viewers on various distribution platforms including Hulu, Syfy.com, DVD sales, free on demand offerings, Apple and Amazon downloads and film-festival screenings prior to its Syfy debut.

The series stars Eric Stoltz and Alessandra Torresani as computer geniuses whose breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences to the world in which they live. 

Syfy officials are hopeful the premiere numbers For Caprica will increase once Nielsen Live+7 ratings are computed. Network officials said weekly viewership numbers for Battlestar Galactica increased by an average of 40% once DVR viewing was factored in.