‘Defiance’ Opens Big for Syfy

by | April 16, 2013 at 4:06 PM | Defiance

"Defiance": Grant Bowler as Joshua Nolan, Julie Benz as Amanda Rosewater -- (Photo by: Joe Pugliese/Syfy)

Syfy’s high-profile alien adventure series “Defiance” marked the network’s biggest premiere since 2009.

Monday’s two-hour premiere of “Defiance” drew a respectable 2.7 million total viewers, making it Syfy’s most-watched telecast since the 2009 premiere of “Warehouse 13.”

Even better: in the key 18-49 demo, the series drew 1.3 million, the best demo number since 2006 for “Eureka.”

Starting next week, “Defiance” will air in its regular time slot, Mondays at 9/8c on Syfy, and beginning April 29, “Warehouse 13″ returns, airing right behind it at 10/9c.

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