July 12, 2011 12:19pm PT by Philiana Ng
'Alphas' Is Syfy's Most-Watched Series Debut in Two Years
Syfy's three-hour Monday night lineup got off to a fast start.
Rookie drama Alphas, led by David Strathairn, was the cable network's most-watched series debut since 2009, delivering 2.5 million viewers following veteran series Eureka and Warehouse 13. At 10 p.m., 1.2 million belonged to the ad-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 1.3 million were in the older 25-54 demo.
Alphas' debut was the network's higgest-rated since Warehouse 13 premiered July 7, 2009 with 3.5 million.
The third season opener of Warehouse 13 lured 2.3 million at 9 p.m., with 1 million in 18-49 and 1.2 million in 25-54, proving to be a solid lead-in for Alphas. Opening the night, Eureka's Season 4.5 return attracted 2 million, with 893K in 18-49 and nearly 1 million in 25-54.