Hmm, I guess I'm not the only one who decided to stop watching.
I had assumed a rating in the range of a 1.7-1.9, so this seems about right.
I'd quickly like to note that Sci Fi has added about 2M new homes over the past year, so HH ratings might be slightly lower in relation to last season. The season finale last season attracted about 2.1M viewers, so the premiere did bump up a little.
It would be very interesting to see how many of those 2.2M viewers are new to the show, and how many have stuck around.
In the coming weeks a clearer picture will be known as to how many have stopped watching.
But to have gone from a peak of 4.5M for the mini to 3.1M for the season 1 and 2 premieres to 2.2M for the season 3 premiere, with such a large advertising push and all the critical acclaim is probably a little frustrating.
Though if you ask me, not the least bit surprising.