via press release:
SYFY’S SMASH HIT FACE OFF SETS SERIES HIGHS FOR SECOND TIME THIS SEASON IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54
GHOST HUNTERS SCARES UP MOST WATCHED EPISODE SINCE OCTOBER 2010
NEW YORK – February 3, 2012 – Syfy’s hit Face Off shattered records for the second time in just four weeks, transforming series highs in total viewers (2.14 million) – marking the first time it surpassed the two million viewer mark – and Adults 25-54 (1.13 million) during its telecast on Wednesday, February 1 from 10-11PM (ET/PT).
Compared to the previous January 25 program, Face Off leaped 27 percent in total viewers, 25 percent in Adults 25-54 and 22 percent in Adults 18-49.
The 9PM lead-in Ghost Hunters – scaring up its most watched episode since October 2010 – uncovered season highs in total viewers (2.05 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.09 million), up 18 percent and 21 percent respectively, versus the January 25 show.
The potent one-two punch powered Syfy to #4 among Adults 25-54 and #5 in Adults 18-49 among cable entertainment networks during Wednesday prime.
Face Off is a production of Mission Control Media with Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith serving as executive producers.
Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International are produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Mike Nichols and Alan David, serve as executive producers.
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