via press release:
SYFY’S NEW HIT SERIES PARANORMAL WITNESS SPOOKS 1.63 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, UP 29% VERSUS LAST WEEK’S PREMIERE
NEW YORK – September 15, 2011 – Syfy’s new hit series Paranormal Witness significantly expanded its audience in its second week, leaping 29% among total viewers (1.63 million), 20% in Adults 25-54 (869,000) and 11% in Adults 18-49 (792,000), while averaging a 1.20 HH -- up 20% -- during its telecast on Wednesday, September 14 from 10-11PM (ET/PT)
At 9PM, uncovered 1.55 million total viewers, up 8% versus last week’s episode.
Syfy’s potent new paranormal programming block propelled the channel to #4 among Adults 25-54 in cable primetime.
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 September 14 episode presented two real life paranormal tales. The first was “Haunted Highway.” Dave Stautzenbach’s 21-year-old daughter and his 3-year-old grandson mysteriously disappeared on a car journey to southern California. But then disturbing premonitions and the ghostly sighting of a naked woman drew different family members and the police to the exact same spot down a ravine at the side of Highway 50 – and the shocking fate of mother and son was revealed. In the second story, “Kentucky UFO Chase,” two are drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse when their police helicopter was chased across the night time skies of Kentucky by a glowing orange orb that fired fireballs at them.
Paranormal Witness is produced by Raw TV (Locked Up Abroad and 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 (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.)