Ghost Hunters scares up season high Nielsen ratings for Syfy
Last week Ghost Hunters was Syfy’s most-watched program of the week with 2.9 million viewers. Last night it was up to 3.1 million and looks to be Syfy’s most-watched show again this week.
SYFY’S GHOST HUNTERS HITS SEASON HIGHS!
New York, NY – October 22, 2009 – Maintaining its status as far and away the #1 paranormal investigation series on all of television, Ghost Hunters drew season highs in Household ratings (2.2) and total viewers (3.1 million) during its telecast last night on Wednesday, October 21, airing from 9-10pm ET/PT.
The episode, featuring an investigation at Chicago’s Congress Theater, posted a season high in Adults 18-49 (1.81 million), while also delivering 1.9 million Adults 25-54.
Ghost Hunters more than doubled the audience totals for this week’s new episodes of the competing paranormal series Ghost Lab on Discovery and Extreme Paranormal on A&E.
For the night, Syfy ranked #2 in both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 among networks airing entertainment programming.
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 series, Ghost Hunters Academy (premiering November 11, 2009 @ 10pm).
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.
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