Stargate Universe (season 2)

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Stargate Universe (season 2)
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DVD cover
Country of origin Canada
United States
No. of episodes 20
Release
Original network Syfy
Original release September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28) – May 9, 2011 (2011-05-09)
Season chronology
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Season 1
List of Stargate Universe episodes

The second and final season of Stargate Universe was announced by Syfy on December 13, 2009.[1] Like the first season, the second season consisted of 20 episodes. The series was moved from the franchise's long history of Friday to Tuesday, along with Caprica, as Syfy had picked up WWE Friday Night SmackDown.[2] The series resumed on September 28, 2010, USA. In Ireland & UK, the series resumed on October 5 at 9pm on Sky1 and Sky1 HD.

Syfy announced on December 16, 2010 that it would not be picking Stargate Universe up for a third season and that the Spring 2011 season would be the last to air on its channel.[3]

Main cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
21 1 "Intervention (Part 3)" Andy Mikita Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28) 1.175[4]
22 2 "Aftermath" William Waring Robert C. Cooper October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05) 1.070[5]
23 3 "Awakening" Andy Mikita Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12) 1.222[6]
24 4 "Pathogen" Robert Carlyle Carl Binder October 19, 2010 (2010-10-19) 0.974[7]
25 5 "Cloverdale" Alex Chapple Brad Wright October 26, 2010 (2010-10-26) 1.012[8]
26 6 "Trial and Error" Andy Mikita Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie November 2, 2010 (2010-11-02) 0.967[9]
27 7 "The Greater Good" William Waring Carl Binder November 9, 2010 (2010-11-09) 1.074[10]
28 8 "Malice" Robert C. Cooper Robert C. Cooper November 16, 2010 (2010-11-16) 1.025[11]
29 9 "Visitation" William Waring Remi Aubuchon November 23, 2010 (2010-11-23) 1.169[12]
30 10 "Resurgence (Part 1)" William Waring Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie November 30, 2010 (2010-11-30) 1.094[13]
31 11 "Deliverance (Part 2)" Peter DeLuise Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie March 7, 2011 (2011-03-07) 1.035[14]
32 12 "Twin Destinies" Peter DeLuise Brad Wright March 14, 2011 (2011-03-14) 0.928[15]
33 13 "Alliances" Peter DeLuise Linda McGibney March 21, 2011 (2011-03-21) 0.814[16]
34 14 "Hope" William Warring Carl Binder March 28, 2011 (2011-03-28) 0.876[17]
35 15 "Seizure" Helen Shaver Remi Aubuchon April 4, 2011 (2011-04-04) 0.823[18]
36 16 "The Hunt" Andy Mikita Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie April 11, 2011 (2011-04-11) 1.020[19]
37 17 "Common Descent (Part 1)" Peter DeLuise Robert C. Cooper April 18, 2011 (2011-04-18) 0.861[20]
38 18 "Epilogue (Part 2)" Alex Chapple Carl Binder April 25, 2011 (2011-04-25) 1.092[21]
39 19 "Blockade" Andy Mikita Linda McGibney May 2, 2011 (2011-05-02) 0.993[22]
40 20 "Gauntlet" Andy Mikita Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie May 9, 2011 (2011-05-09) 1.134[23]

Ratings[edit]

The season premiere drew 1.175 million viewers in the US, lower than any episode in Season 1.[4] Through its second season, SGU viewership continued to decline, falling below 1 million by the fourth episode and measuring only 0.814 million viewers for its thirteenth episode.[24] Series co-creator Brad Wright attributed this decline to its change in timeslot (from Friday night to Tuesday night, and then again to Monday night), stating:

I don’t think if we, for any reason, go away, it is an issue necessarily of the quality of the product that we’ve been making. I think getting moved on the schedule has hurt us. And the fact that some of the fans that liked SG-1 and Atlantis were so angry that they have deliberately hurt us, which is unfortunate.[24][25]

Syfy announced on December 16, 2010 that it would not be picking Stargate Universe up for a third season.[3]

Reaction to Cancellation[edit]

After the cancellation of Stargate Universe, Stargate fans reacted angrily towards Syfy. On May 12, 2011, Syfy released a letter explaining its reasons for the series' cancellation.[26] The letter discussed the fact that ratings during the first season had fallen significantly on the Friday timeslot, dropping over 25% of its viewership during the long hiatus between the first and second half of the season. This prompting Syfy to start the second season in the Tuesday slot making room on Friday for wrestling.[26] Despite Stargate Universe being jerked to Tuesday, the show managed to keep 75% of its audience. Syfy was relentless and still cancelled the show replacing it again with wrestling.[26]

Media releases[edit]

DVD/Blu-ray Name Episodes DVD release date Blu-ray release date
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region A Region B
Stargate Universe Season 2 20 May 31, 2011 (2011-05-31)[27] July 4, 2011 (2011-07-04)[28] November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02)[29] N/A N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hibberd, James (December 13, 2009). "Syfy renews 'Stargate Universe' and 'Sanctuary'". thrfeed.com. Retrieved December 14, 2009. 
  2. ^ Sumner, Darren (April 15, 2010). "SGU, other Syfy dramas moving to Tuesdays". Gateworld. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Syfy Cancels "Stargate Universe"". 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  4. ^ a b Gorman, Bill (September 29, 2010). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Teen Mom > Sons Of Anarchy, Plus Stargate Universe, Bad Girls Club & Much More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ Seidman, Robert (October 6, 2010). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Teen Mom Tops; Caprica Returns Small; Sons Of Anarchy Flat Despite Dish Network + Stargate Universe & Much More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ Gorman, Bill (October 13, 2010). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Teen Mom Way Up; BET Hip Hop Awards, Sons Of Anarchy, Caprica & Much More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ Seidman, Robert (October 20, 2010). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Sons of Anarchy Drops; Teen Mom Special Second-Best to Yankees/Rangers; Stargate Universe, Caprica Weaken & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ Gorman, Bill (October 28, 2010). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Heat/Celtics Slam Dunk; Sons of Anarchy Steady; 16 & Pregnant, Caprica, Stargate Universe, Millionaire Matchmaker & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  9. ^ Seidman, Robert (November 3, 2010). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Sons of Anarchy Rises; Stargate Universe Steady + Dirty Jobs,' 16 and Pregnant,' In Treatment & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  10. ^ Gorman, Bill (November 10, 2010). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Sons of Anarchy Dips, Tops Cable; Stargate Universe Steady + Dirty Jobs,' 16 and Pregnant,' In Treatment & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  11. ^ Seidman, Robert (November 17, 2010). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Sons of Anarchy Rides Higher, Tops Cable; Glory Daze Modest in Premiere; Stargate Universe Steady & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 18, 2010. 
  12. ^ Seidman, Robert (November 24, 2010). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Sons of Anarchy Rides Steady, Again Tops Cable; Stargate Universe Inches Higher; Glory Days Slides & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  13. ^ Gorman, Bill (December 1, 2010). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Sons of Anarchy Finale Rises; Stargate Universe, Glory Daze Steady; 16 and Pregnant & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 2, 2010. 
  14. ^ Seidman, Robert (March 8, 2011). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Raw' Leads Night; 'Skins Drops; 'Stargate SGU' Returns + 'Greek' Finale, 'Pretty Little Liars' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  15. ^ Gorman, Bill (March 15, 2011). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Raw' Leads Night; 'Skins; 'Stargate SGU' + 'Pretty Little Liars' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 15, 2011. 
  16. ^ Seidman, Robert (March 22, 2011). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars Tops Night; Plus 'RAW,' 'Skins,' 'Pretty Little Liars' Rise;'Stargate SGU,' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  17. ^ Gorman, Bill (March 29, 2011). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' & 'WWE RAW' Jump; 'Nurse Jackie' Premieres Down; + 'Being Human,' 'RJ Berger' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  18. ^ Seidman, Robert (April 5, 2011). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' & 'WWE RAW' Down Against B-Ball; + 'Being Human,' 'RJ Berger' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  19. ^ Seidman, Robert (April 12, 2011). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Leads Night; 'Kate Plus 8' Even; 'WWE RAW,' 'Being Human,' 'RJ Berger' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  20. ^ Seidman, Robert (April 19, 2011). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Leads Night; NBA Playoffs, 'Kate Plus 8' Falls; 'WWE RAW,' 'RJ Berger' NHL & Much More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  21. ^ Gorman, Bill (April 26, 2011). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Leads Night; Plus NBA, 'WWE Raw,' 'Sanctuary,' 'Bethany,' 'American Chopper' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  22. ^ Seidman, Robert (May 3, 2011). "Monday Cable Ratings: Kobe-Dirk Playoff Dominates; Will Syfy Move 'Sanctuary' Back to Friday? + 'WWE RAW,' 'Bethenny,' 'American Chopper' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 
  23. ^ Gorman, Bill (May 10, 2011). "Monday Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Lead + 'Pawn Stars,' 'WWE RAW,' 'Bethenny,' 'American Chopper' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  24. ^ a b "ATV Network Today". Atvnewsnetwork.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  25. ^ "Are Angry 'Stargate: SG1/Atlantis' Fans Partly To Blame For Lousy 'Stargate: Universe' Ratings? - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2010-11-07. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  26. ^ a b c Craig Engler, Senior VP, Syfy (2011-05-12). "An Open Letter to Stargate Fans From Syfy". Gateworld.com. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  27. ^ http://www.gateworld.net/news/2011/05/mgm-announces-sgu-season-two-for-may-31-dvd-only
  28. ^ "Stargate Universe – Season 2 (DVD)". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  29. ^ "SG:U – Stargate: Universe – The Complete Final Season". EzyDVD. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 

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