via press release:
THE TRANSFORMATION IS COMPLETE AS SYFY’SFINISHES ITS DEBUT SEASON WITH 1.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS TUNING IN TO SEE CONOR MCCULLAGH NAMED THE WINNER
SYFY’S BEST UNSCRIPTED FRANCHISE SERIES LAUNCH EVER AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54
NEW YORK – March 17, 2011 – 1.5 million total viewers tuned into last night’s finale of Syfy’s reality competition seriesas the no-nonsense Conor McCullagh was named the first season winner, confirming the show’s status as the top unscripted franchise launch ever for Syfy among viewers 18-49 and 25-54. The finale (Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) was also the top rated episode in its eight week run, building 13 percent from the previous week among total viewers and 10 percent among viewers 18-49.
The finale episode ofgarnered a 1.1 HH coverage and 856,000 viewers 18-49 viewers. Overall, season one of averaged a 1.06 HH coverage rating, over 1.4 total viewers, 892,000 viewers 18-49 and 892,000 viewers 25-54.
Syfy has picked up the series for a second season of special effects competition, offering a new group of rising SFX make-up artists with the opportunity to showcase their imagination and creativity. Dwight D. Smith and Michael Agbabian of Mission Control will return as executive producers for the second season of Face Off. Casting for trained and self-taught special effects make-up artists begins this month. Interested applicants can go to www.Syfy.com/faceoff to download the online application form.
Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art.
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 99 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)