via press release:
SYFY’S ‘WAREHOUSE 13’ CONTINUES WINNING STREAK AS #1 CABLE DRAMA FOR SECOND STRAIGHT TUESDAY
New York, NY – July 15, 2009 – Warehouse 13, Syfy’s hit new original scripted series, was the #1 original cable drama in primetime Tuesday for the second week in a row among Adults 25-54, beating new episodes of The Cleaner, Hawthorne, Saving Grace and Rescue Me. The one-hour dramedy which aired last night (9-10pm) delivered a 2.4 Household rating, 3.4 million total viewers, 1.6 million Adults 25-54 and 1.2 million Adults 18-49. In the 9pm hour, Syfy delivered more Adults 25-54 than ABC (including a new episode of ABC’s Better Off Ted), while also beating a new episode of TNT’s Hawthorne in Adults 25-54 by +10%.
Warehouse 13 also topped TNT’s 10pm Saving Grace by +37%.
Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the warehouse itself. Warehouse 13 airs Tuesdays @ 9pm ET/PT only on Syfy.
The series is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. It is executive produced by Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) who also serves as showrunner. David Simkins (Dresden Files) is executive producer; Jace Alexander (Burn Notice, Rescue Me) is co-executive producer and director of the pilot; and Stephen Surjik (Monk, Burn Notice) is producer/director of the series.
UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS was established to create a sustainable pipeline of quality content and derive the greatest value from it across multiple platforms. The studio will be an industry leader in unique and innovative programming for USA and Syfy, and all cable networks. Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 95 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)