It should come as no surprise that the premiere of Syfy's Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica failed to draw a large audience last Friday, earning only 1.6 million viewers. The pilot had been available on DVD and online since last year, so most people interested in the show had probably already seen it.
The good news is that Syfy estimates that the first episode pulled in about two million views online. Not counting DVD sales, that means about 3.6 million people watched Caprica and, hopefully, most of them will return for the series' second episode on Friday night.
Judging by the excellent premiere, Caprica deserves at least one or two full seasons to flesh out its characters and explore the ideas, concepts and plotlines introduced in the first two hours. I'm really looking forward to this Friday's ep, which finds Daniel Graystone coming close to discovering Zoe's presence in the real world. Check out a sneak peek after the jump.