SyFy Scores Most Watched May in Four Years

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May 30th, 2012

via press release:

NEW YORK – May 30, 2012 – Despite formidable broadcast sweeps programming, Syfy scored its most watched May prime in four years among total viewers and its highest-rated May in Adults 18-49 since 2009.

Syfy grew 9% in Adults 18-49, 7% in total viewers and 3% in Adults 25-54 compared to May 2011.

Syfy also jumped double-digits in the younger and female demos:

· +22% in Adults 18-34

· +35% in Women 18-34

· +23% in Women 18-49

· +20% Women 25-54

Syfy kicks off Summer 2012 on Wednesday, June 6 at 9PM (ET/PT) with the second season return of Haunted Collector, followed on Wednesday, June 20 at 10PM by the premiere of School Spirits from executive producer Mark Burnett.

And don’t forget the Saturday Original Movies Jersey Shore Shark Attack (June 9), Piranhaconda (June 16); Arachnoquake (June 23) and Bigfoot (June 30), all at 9PM.

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 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

  • Gary

    I wish they would take note of that and renew Eureka…but oh well.

  • Chris

    You put percentages but that means nothing when their ratings are so bad to begin with. If 10 more people watch it would raise the percentage. Why not include the actual numbers like you do on all the other ratings. Are you trying to make Syfy look better than it really is doing?

    Most of their shows are now reality shows. Someone needs to define to them that science fiction is FICTION – NOT REALITY shows.

  • LLL

    Except syfy is expanding beyond science fiction. That’s why the logo changed from SciFi to SyFy. They don’t want to be label as the ‘science ficion’ network.

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  • SalaciousCrumb

    Syfy….not SyFy.

  • LisaM

    I don’t like the direction SyFy has taken, canceling true sci fi shows in favour of reality programming that is of little interest. I do watch Fact or Faked because they do deal with paranormal stuff, but Hollywood treasures? Maybe the occasional trinket related to a sci fi show is interesting to hear about but worthy of an entire show? Oh well, nothing good lasts forever. Too many networks have changed from their original inception.

  • Davel

    An economist of some repute once told me that the secret to success was finding your market niche, loving it as much as you wanted your customers to love it, and then investing your heart and sole in its success within that narrow boundary.

    By including Wrestling, Reality Shows, and countless other programming selections which saturate the other channels (and have nothing to do with the intended target market), not only is SyFy losing its niche, but it is competing in arenas it is ill-equipped to succeed in.

    If I were a counter-programming mole in SyFy’s administrative hierarchy I could not do a better job of sinking the brand identification than follow the present course.

  • USAmerica1st

    Show us your numbers, Syfy. No matter, I’m watching Haven as long as it’s on.

  • Observer

    What were they showing last May?

  • Jared

    Jersey Shore Shore Attack!!..LMAO..I Love Syfys original movies!

  • scifi

    SyFy is old logo style of AirlockAlpha site. Scifi Channel didn’t use it, they use just “Syfy”.

  • NJ Viewer

    So I guess the kind of crap they’re showing is what people want to watch. I wonder how long until some other station becomes what Scifi channel originally started out as.

  • Sneezer

    Syfy. So it’s more like the seefee channel. Ah semantics. :)

  • Loving Lost Girl

    Not a big science fiction fan, but Lost Girl is the bomb! Thank you Syfy for bringing this show to the US.

  • Steve

    This just proves the sad fact that SyFy can dump all their high quality scifi programs, replace them with cheesy reality programs for much less cost, and yet increase their viewership. It’s sad.

  • Joseph Sardone

    So what were they showing FIVE years ago which did BETTER than their current reality TV garbage??… Oh yea, that’s right, all of the GREAT shows that they’ve cancled in favor of “camcorder productions”. They need to start showing NEW Science Fiction on SyFy… it’s what we PAY for!!
    Just sayin’

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