The cast and crew can dance a jig (or whatever dance the Votans do), as can the Syfy PR engine. Defiance scored a ratings win last night, scoring Syfy its highest rated scripted series premiere among total viewers since 2009, when Warehouse 13 debuted, with 2.7 million viewers, and also it’s best 18-49 debut since Eureka in 2006. Hopefully it holds pace next week!
Last night Twitter was also ablaze with talk of Defiance – it was a fun party on there, with star Grant Bowler taking over the @Syfy account to tweet with fans and answer questions, while language developer David J. Peterson explained some of the expressions – hint: “Sho huch” is a slightly dirtier version of “WTF”…from reports, Defiance outdid both Game of Thrones and Falling Skies at their premieres. It was great interacting with everyone, especially after the events earlier in the day.