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'Being Human' finale best for Syfy since 'Battlestar'; 'Borgias' viewership slips

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Borgias Irons
Showtime

The first season finale of Syfy’s Being Human rose 17 percent to deliver 1.7 million viewers (1 million adults 18-49). That makes Being Human the network’s best winter series since Battlestar Galactica in 2005.

While over on Showtime, The Borgias grip on Sunday nights loosened a bit for the Showtime drama’s second episode. The historical series starring Jeremy Irons dropped 33 percent, delivering 1 million viewers across two epiosdes (700,000 for the premiere, 300,000 for the first encore). Last week’s premiere totaled 1.5 million across two airings.

Showtime points out its drop is in line with other Showtime freshman shows during their second weeks — Dexter and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire both dropped 31 percent.