via press release:
SYFY’S HIT SERIES FACT OR FAKED: PARANORMAL FILES POSTS MOST WATCHED SEASON FINALE EVER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
FALL SEASON SETS SERIES RECORD IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 18-49
NEW YORK – December 1, 2011 – Syfy’s hit series Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files uncovered more than 1.4 million total viewers -- the most watched season finale ever --on Wednesday, November 30 from 10-11PM (ET/PT), along with 759,000 Adults 18-49 and 741,000 Adults 25-54.
This was also the most watched season ever among total viewers and Adults 18-49.
Compared to the spring finale on 4/27/11, the telecast was +20% in Adults 18-49, +15% Adults 25-54 and +24% in total viewers.
In the November 30 episode, "Bar Fright / Mexico City Cave Witch," Bill, Lanisha and Devin paid a visit to a local watering hole in Humble, Texas where surveillance video of an exploding ashtray purported to validate the bar’s long-rumored history of poltergeist activity. After attempting to explain the video with scientific experiments, they embarked on a night investigation with hair-raising results. Meanwhile, Ben, Jael and Austin got their passports stamped in Calacoaya, Mexico, where they investigated a chilling piece of footage of an alleged flying witch, known in popular Latin lore as La Bruja Lechuza.
Featuring former FBI agent Ben Hansen, lead scientist Bill Murphy, journalist Jael de Pardo, tech specialist Devin Marble, stunt expert Austin Porter and photographer Lanisha Cole, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files uncovers the truth behind supernatural and unexplained occurrences that have been caught on camera. In each episode, the team searches for the most intriguing images, videos and unnatural phenomenon found online and around the world.
After selecting the most compelling cases, they head into the field, attempting to recreate the video, carrying out key experiments and questioning eyewitnesses. The team investigates all the clues and evidence with the most advanced techniques and tools at their disposal, and their objective is to answer the question, “Is this real?”
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 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)