via press release:
FIFTH SEASON OF SYFY’SBECOMES CHANNEL’S MOST WATCHED ORIGINAL SERIES EVER IN ADULTS 18-34, ADULTS 18-49, WOMEN 18-49
AND WOMEN 25-54
SETS NEW BENCHMARK IN TOTAL VIEWERS,
ADULTS 18-34, ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54
New York, NY -- December 17, 2009 -- Continuing Syfy’s blistering ratings roll, the fifth season of, the #1 paranormal investigative series on television, became the best season ever for any Syfy original series in Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54.
also shattered the franchise record in total viewers (2.97 million), Adults 18-34 (825,000) Adults 18-49 (1.83 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.91 million), along with a 2.1 HH .
Compared to season four, this represented increases of +5% in HH rating, +6% in total viewers, +10% in Adults 18-34, +6% in Adults 18-49, +7% in Adults 25-54 and +15% in Women 18-34.
For the year, Syfy is the #1 cable network in theWednesday 9PM (ET/PT) timeslot for Adults18-34, Adults18-49, Adults 25-54, Men 25-54, Women18-49 and Women 25-54.
The fifth season ended with a bone-chilling howl as the Wednesday, December 16 finale at 9PM (ET/PT) uncovered a 1.8 HH rating, 2.54 million total viewers, 1.59 million Adults 25-54 and 1.49 million Adults18-49.
The season finale was the #2 cable program for the day in both Adults18-49 and Adults 25-54 viewers. This performance sent Syfy to the #2 spot among Adults 25-54 in 8-11PM prime versus all basic cable entertainment networks.
Season 5 ofset all-time Syfy marks with :
- 7 of the top 10 Adult 18-34 series telecasts in network history
- 6 of the top 10 Adult 18-49 series telecasts in network history
- 8 of the top 10 Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 series telecasts in network history
- 3 of the top 10 Adult 25-54 series telecasts in network history
Ghost Hunters Academy, the latest spin-off of the popular franchise, concluded its first season at 10PM (ET/PT), averaging a 1.3 HH Rating, 1.86 million total viewers, 1.15 million Adults 25-54 and 1.08 million Adults18-49 during its six-episode season, which premiered November 11.
Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters Academy are produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (, , My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.
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