First Season of Syfy Original 'Fact or Fake: Paranormal Files' Is Best Performing Thursday Original Since 2006

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August 24th, 2010

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FIRST SEASON OF SYFY ORIGINAL SERIES Fact or Faked: PARANORMAL FILES DELIVERS BEST PERFORMANCE FOR A THURSDAY ORIGINAL SERIES SINCE 2006

New Episodes Begin Filming August 27th

Syfy.com Page Earns Highest Number of Video Streams Ever for First Season Reality Series

New York, New York – August 24, 2010 – The first season of Syfy original series Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (Thursdays 10-11 PM ET/PT) averaged 561,000 in Adults 18-49, 587,000 in Adults 25-54 and 1,037,000 Total Viewers, the best performance for a Thursday original series since the first season of Who Wants to be Superhero? premiered in 2006.  Compared to the same time period in the second quarter of 2010, the ratings increased by an average of 65% in Adults 18-49, 59% in Adults 25-54s and 59% in Total Viewers.

Syfy ordered six additional new episodes of the reality hit, which will begin airing on Thursday, November 4th at 9/8c PM.  Filming will commence this Friday, August 27th.

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files earned 1.1 million page views at Syfy.com, 184,000 unique visits and 733,000 video streams during its first season. This is Syfy's best first season ever for any reality series in video streams and best since Who Wants To Be A Superhero? in 2006 in page views and unique visits.

Investigative series Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files continues with its mission to uncover the truth behind some of the most compelling, mystifying and seemingly unexplainable images caught on camera and posted on the Internet.  The series features former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, lead scientist Bill Murphy, effects specialist Larry Caughlin, journalist Jael De Pardo, photography expert Chi-Lan Lieu, and stunt expert Austin Porter.

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files is executive produced by John Brenkus and Mickey Stern for BASE Productions, and is a co-production with Universal Networks International.

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.)

 
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