Syfy Continues Ratings Surge As Destination Truth Sets New Series Records
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SYFY CONTINUES RATINGS SURGE AS DESTINATION TRUTH SETS NEW SERIES RECORDS FOR TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 25-54 AND HOUSEHOLD RATINGS
New York, NY – October 1 2009 – On the heels of its most successful third quarter in history since the July 7 brand evolution,Syfy shattered more records Wednesday, September 30, as Destination Truth established series marks in total viewers (2.3 million total viewers), Adults 18-49 (1.3 million), Adults 25-54 (1.3 million) and Household Rating (1.8).
Airing at 10PM (ET/PT), Destination Truth saw its Adults 25-54 rise by 7% and Adults 18-49 grow by 6% versus last week’s performance.
At 9PM (ET/PT), Ghost Hunters was the #2 cable program for the day in both key demos, delivering a 2.9 million total viewers, 2.1 Household rating, 1.6 million Adults 18-49 and 1.7 million Adults 25-54.
Pace by the powerhouse 9-11PM (ET/PT) programming block, Syfy was #2 among both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
In October 2004, Syfy introduced Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson – plumbers by day, Ghost Hunters by night! The success of its spin-off series, Ghost Hunters International, cemented the Ghost Hunters brand as the top paranormal franchise in cable. The franchise just expanded further with the greenlight of a brand-new pilot, Ghost Hunters Academy. Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters Academy are produced in association with Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.
On Destination Truth, world traveler and intrepid explorer Josh Gates takes viewers off the map and around the globe in search of the answers to some of the world’s most intriguing unexplained mysteries. This season, Josh will travel to some of the most extreme locations on earth, including the isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and the heart of the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl. Viewers will also ride along on unprecedented investigations, including the world’s first overnight exploration of King Tut’s cursed tomb and pitch-black dives in ancient Caribbean caves. Destination Truth is executive produced by Brad Kuhlman for Ping Pong Productions (1000 Places to See Before You Die, Celebrity Rehab, FM Nation). Bechara Gholam serves as co-executive producer.
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.)