Will Syfy’s ‘Resident Alien’ Season 2 Ratings Be (Even More) Out of This World?

Season 1 was cable channel’s most-watched series in 8 years

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“Resident Alien” Season 1 ratings were into the stratosphere, for Syfy at least. The first Season 2 episode of the Alan Tudyk alien-comedy beamed down to Earth’s TV screens on Wednesday, but we won’t get Nielsen numbers for a few days.

But last year’s Season 1 was out of this world, with an average of 2.917 million total viewers, a Nielsen number that includes seven days of delayed viewing per episode. That made “Resident Alien” Syfy’s most-watched new drama in nearly eight years — or since the first season of “Defiance” averaged 3.224 million viewers way back in 2013.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio