Syfy’s New Reality Series 'Paranormal Witness' Scares Up 1.26 Million Total Viewers During Wednesday, September 7 Debut

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September 8th, 2011

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Ghost Hunters SOARS 16% AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND 24% AMONG ADULTS 25-54

NEW YORK – September 8, 2011 – Syfy’s new reality series Paranormal Witness uncovered 1.26 million total viewers, 716,000 Adults 18-49 and 726,000 Adults 25-54, while averaging a 1.0 HH rating during its debut on Wednesday, September 7 from

10-11PM (ET/PT).

At 9PM, Ghost Hunters spooked 836,000 Adults 18-49, 933,000 Adults 25-54 and 1.44 million total viewers. Compared to last week’s August 31 telecast, Ghost Hunters jumped 16% in Adults 18-49 and 24% in Adults 25-54.

The powerful paranormal programming block propelled Syfy to #6 in Adults 25-54 among basic cable networks in prime.

On Syfy.comParanormal Witness delivered the best premiere day for an original reality series in video streams since January 2011, and ranked #1 among Syfy mobile show sites in uniques and visits.

Using a mixture of intimate first-hand testimony, actual home video and gritty realistic drama, Paranormal Witness transports viewers into a world turned upside-down by extraordinary, terrifying and sometimes life-threatening paranormal events.

The season premiere episode showcased two stories, beginning with “Emily the Imaginary Friend," about a young Baltimore family whose life is turned to chaos when they move into a new home and their five-year-old daughter makes friends with an invisible girl named Emily. The second story was "The Lost Girl,” where a mother and daughter relive an unexplainable encounter along a rural dirt road in Florida with a mysterious girl who carries a shocking secret.

Paranormal Witness is produced by Raw TV (Locked Up Abroad and Gold Rush Alaska). Executive producers are Dimitri Doganis and Bart Layton.

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 (, 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.)

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