After a competitive showing against other cable series and strong DVR and on-demand numbers, Syfy has ordered another 13-episode round of Alphas for next summer.
David Strathairn as Dr. Lee Rosen in Alphas.
© Ken Woroner/Syfy
Alphas has been garnering decent ratings for its Monday night broadcasts, teamed with Syfy's veteran hits Warehouse 13 and Eureka. So far this season, broadcast episodes have averaged 3.3 million total viewers (including all available Live plus 7-day DVR data). According to TV By the Numbers, Alphas had been averaging 1.789 million viewers in live plus same day through the end of August; Eureka was pulling in 2.130 million, and Warehouse 13 2.292 million.
But it's interesting to note that Syfy cites other kinds of numbers alongside conventional ratings in its decision to renew the series. Notably, Alphas has been averaging over 240,000 plays within 7 days per episode since its July launch. Alphas is also Syfy's most popular series in digital downloads, according to the network.
"Alphas' smart, innovative approach to a superhero franchise has clearly caught on with our audience," said Mark Stern, Syfy's president of original content. "From the first-rate writing to the outstanding cast lead by David Strathairn, we're very proud of what was achieved in its first season and look forward to seeing this series fulfill even more of its creative potential in a second season."
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