via press release:
SYFY’S JULES VERNE’S MYSTERIOUS ISLAND BECOMES SECOND STRAIGHT SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE TO BREAK TWO MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS MARK
MOST WATCHED MOVIE SINCE SHARKTOPUS!
NEW YORK – February 14, 2012 – Syfy’s Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island became the second consecutive Saturday Original Movie to shatter the two million total viewers mark, snaring 2.4 million P2+ and 827,000 Adults 25-54, while averaging a 1.8 household , during its premiere on Saturday, February 11 from 9-11PM (ET/PT).
Mysterious Island was the most watched Saturday Original Movie since Sharktopus in September 2010, while posting the highest HH rating since Meteor Stormin January 2010.
The Syfy Saturday Original Movie Swamp Volcano – which starred Rachel Hunter (The Benchwarmers) and Brad Dourif (Lord of the Rings) – consumed 2.17 million total viewers and 724,000 Adults 25-54 during its premiere on Saturday, January 28 from 9-11PM (ET/PT).
In Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island, a group of travelers become stranded on a mysterious island. Confronting vicious pirates, terrifying creatures and an active volcano, they must find a way to escape. The movie, a production of K2 Pictures, starred Gina Holden (Flash Gordon) and Mark Sheppard ().
On Saturday, February 25, Syfy will present its first ever Fairy Tale Double Feature Movie, beginning at 7PM with Black Forest, starring Tinsel Korey (The Twilight Saga) and Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire), followed by Witchslayer Gretl, starring Shannen Doherty (90210) and Paul McGillion (Stargate Atlantis), at 9PM.
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