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Defiance TV premiere draws 2.7 million viewers

First episode in Syfy’s new drama is channel’s most-watched scripted series premiere in seven years; players have logged more than 6 million hours in tie-in game thus far.


Syfy's new TV series Defiance is off to a hot start, though the success of the game tie-in of the same name remains to be seen.

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Deadline reports that the premiere episode this week drew 2.7 million total viewers and 1.3 million adults 18-49.

This makes the show's premiere the network’s most-watched scripted series debut for adults in seven years.The previous ratings king for Syfy was the 2006 debut of Eureka

Defiance was developed as a TV series and a game from Trion Worlds. According to Deadline, players have logged more than 6 million hours in the title since it launched on April 2.

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC game is set in the San Francisco Bay Area in a futuristic time period where Earth been dramatically changed by alien terraforming, whereas the TV series takes place in St. Louis.

Defiance the TV show airs Mondays at 9 p.m.

For more on Defiance the game, check out GameSpot's review-in-progress.

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