via press release:
SYFY’S PREMIERE WEEK SIZZLES AS NEW EUREKA AND HAVEN FRIDAY NIGHT COMBO DELIVERS 2.5 MILLION AND 2.3 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
RANKS AS TOP TWO SERIES AMONG ADULTS 25-54 FOR DAY
SYFY #1 AMONG ADULTS 25-54 IN PRIME
New York, New York – July 12, 2010 – Syfy’s sizzling Summer Premiere Week continued to amass strong ratings as the new Friday night combo of Eureka and Haven delivered 2.5 million and 2.3 million total viewers, respectively, on July 9 from 9-11PM (ET/PT).
Eureka and Haven were the #1 and #2 cable telecasts for the day among Adults 25-54, powering Syfy to #1 among Adults 25-54 in 8-11PM prime.
This fourth season Eureka premiere also ranked as the #1 Adult 18-49 telecast in cable on Friday and was the series’ most-watched telecast since July 31, 2009.
From 9-10PM (ET/PT), Eureka delivered:
- 1.8 HH rating
- 1.263 million Adults 25-54
- 1.078 million Adults 18-49
- 2.520 million total viewers
From 10-11PM (ET/PT), Haven delivered:
- 1.8 HH rating
- 1.098 million Adults 25-54
- 857,000 Adults 18-49
- 2.336 million total viewers (retaining 93% of Eureka’s audience)
Online at Syfy.com:
- Eureka was the #1 show site in all key metrics for the day
- Eureka topped the Season 3.5 premiere by +67% in page views, +22% in uniques, +21% in visits, and +210% in video streams.
- Eureka delivered 155K page views, 27K uniques, 27K visits, and 59K video streams.
- Haven ranked as the #2 show site in uniques and visits.
Kicking off Summer Premiere Week, Warehouse 13’s second season premiere on Tuesday, July 6, at 9PM (ET/PT) became the channel’s most watched telecast of the year, snagging, bagging and tagging nearly three million (2.96) total viewers while leaping 13% in Adults 18-49 over the season one average.
Hot off of its highest-rated and most watched season to date — drawing 3 Million viewers per week — Eureka, returns for its 4th season with exciting twists, a brand new cast member and a great line up of new and returning guest stars. Fans and newcomers won’t want to miss this game-changing season when BIG changes alter everyone’s lives after a cataclysmic time shift turns their world upside down.
James Callis (Battlestar Galactica’s Dr. Gaius Baltar) joins the cast as physicist “Dr. Grant,” a former Eurekan whose very unexpected return is cause for great concern, and the reasons as to when and why he originally left Eureka are shrouded in mystery and secrecy. His arrival also causes considerable friction for Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) considering Grant’s romantic interest in Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield).
Once again this season stars Colin Ferguson and Joe Morton will direct episodes. Salli Richardson-Whitfield makes her directorial debut as well. Special guest stars this season include Wil Wheaton, Jaime Ray Newman, Jamie Kennedy and Matt Frewer.
Eureka seems like any other cozy, Pacific Northwest town, but is actually a secret community of geniuses assembled by the government to conduct top-secret research. What they’ve unwittingly created is a place where anything imaginable can happen… and does. The series stars Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Niall Matter, new cast member James Callis, and features Jordan Hinson. Co-creator Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller are Executive Producers. The series is produced and distributed by Universal Cable Productions.
Haven follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve the murder of a local ex-con. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities. Among the townspeople are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), who eventually becomes Audrey’s partner, and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour). Haven is based on The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King.
The impressive creative team behind Haven includes showrunner Scott Shepherd (Tru Calling, The Dead Zone) who is joined by E1 Entertainment’s John Morayniss (Hung, Copper) Noreen Halpern (Hung, Copper), Laszlo Barna (The Bridge) and Michael Rosenberg (Hung, The Riches) as well as his partners, Executive Producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller (The Dead Zone, Wildfire, Greek). The pilot was written by Sam Ernst (The Dead Zone) and Jim Dunn (The Dead Zone) who will also serve as executive producers on the series.
Haven, from E1 Entertainment in association with Pillar, Segan and Shepherd, will be the first property to be produced for Syfy in the US and Universal Networks International’s pay TV channels around the globe (excluding Canada and Scandinavia). The series has been co-commissioned by Syfy and Universal Networks International with Canwest Broadcasting (Canada), with Showcase serving as the Canadian broadcaster. International distribution is handled by E1. Haven will launch internationally in October 2010.
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 more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA’s Royal Pains, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, In Plain Sight, Covert Affairsand Facing Kate, as well as Syfy‘s Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Caprica. The studio also produced the long-running series Monk andBattlestar Galactica. UCP is a division of NBC Universal.