Defiance Premiere Draws Huge Ratings for Syfy

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Defiance is off to an extremely strong start on Syfy.

The drama, which debuted last night, garnered 2.7 million overall viewers and 1.3 million among adults 18-49 for its two-hour pilot, becoming the channel's most-watched scripted episode in the latter demographic since the 2006 opener of Eureka.

And its most watched premiere in general since Warehouse 13 in 2009.

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Defiance Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

Tommy: [To Nolan] Come on, give me your wrists.
Nolan: You took too long, I got bored [handing Tommy the handcuffs]

Garrett: Tommy, I told you to watch him, not cuff him.
Tommy: He was armed.
Garrett: Now he's unarmed. See that patch on his shoulder? If he really wanted to hurt you, those cuffs wouldn't stop him.