v abc posterNever underestimate the appeal of a good alien invasion yarn. Last night's premiere of ABC's V remake scored a whopping 13.9 million viewers and a 5.0 preliminary rating for adults 18-49. That's good enough to make it the top rated new series premiere of the fall, even besting that seemingly unstoppable NCIS spinoff. It looks like ABC might be rethinking its decision to split V into four episode blocks aired three months apart – I know I would.

V gave ABC its best Tuesday night premiere since 2003, and the highest debut for any network since 2005 among the 18-49 demo. Plus, the series had the best demo rating for an 8 p.m. premiere since Lost kicked off in 2004.

This is an amazing start for a promising – if not perfect – new take on a classic sci-fi franchise. Let's just hope the Heroes syndrome doesn't set in here anytime soon.

[Via: The Live Feed]
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