Syfy 'Ascension' Soars In Debut

Syfy’s Dec. 15 debut of limited series Ascension drew 1.8 million viewers, the network said Tuesday.

The three-night original drama also drew 882,000 adults 25-54, ranking it as one of the top 10 ad supports cable scripted series launches in the demo, alongside two other Syfy shows Dominion and Helix, said the network.

Part two of the series airs tonight (Dec. 16), with the finale airing tomorrow (Dec. 17), said network officials. 

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