From a media release:
SPACE Acquires Season 2 of STARGATE UNIVERSE
- Catch Season 1 from the beginning in the STARGATE UNIVERSE Marathon January 3 exclusively on SPACE
- STARGATE UNIVERSE returns with Season 1b in April 2010
SPACE, Canada’s national science fiction, speculation, and fantasy channel, announced today the exclusive Canadian acquisition of the second season of STARGATE UNIVERSE (SGU). Twenty, all-new, hour-long episodes of SGU are scheduled to premiere in Fall 2010. Following its television broadcast, each 60-minute episode of SGU is available on demand at www.spacecast.com.
Premiering October 2009 with a total Reach of 2.3 million total viewers and a record- breaking average minute audience of 624,000*, SGU became a ratings juggernaut for SPACE. Topping the specialty television ratings charts this broadcast year, SGU is among the top specialty programs (non-sports) among all persons 2+ and in the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. ** Viewers can catch all 10 episodes of SGU Season 1 from the beginning in an exclusive marathon beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday, January 1, only on SPACE, Canada’s destination for all things sci-fi.
Shot in Vancouver, SGU is the latest series in a franchise that has captured the attention of a worldwide audience. Starring Robert Carlyle and Canadian Louis Ferreira, SGU is written and executive produced by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper (STARGATE SG-1 and STARGATE ATLANTIS).
SPACE is Canada’s national science fiction, speculation and fantasy channel. SPACE is truly the boutique station for all those who dare to challenge their imagination (www.spacecast.com). SPACE is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company.
*Source: BBM Canada, Oct. 2-3, 2009. Audiences prior to Aug 31, 2009 based on BBM-NMR Mark II meters
**Source: BBM Canada, AMA, Aug 31 â€“ Nov 29, 2009, excluding sports