Syfy's Annual 'Twilight Zone' Marathon Takes 1.1 Million Total Viewers Into the Fifth Dimension of Imagination

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January 4th, 2013

via press release:

SYFY’S ANNUAL TWILIGHT ZONE NEW YEAR’S EVE MARATHON TAKES 1.1 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS INTO THE FIFTH DIMENSION OF IMAGINATION

RISES NINE PERCENT VERSUS 2011

NEW YORK – January 4, 2013 – Syfy’s annual New Year’s Eve Twilight Zone marathon transported 1.1 million total viewers into that fifth dimension between light and shadow, and science and superstition.

 

The prime time viewership (8-11PM) rose nine percent versus 2011.

The entire marathon (8AM-6AM) averaged 893,000 total viewers with the 5PM telecast delivering the top numbers of the day at 1.3 million. That classic episode, “It’s a Good Life,” originally starred Cloris Leachman and Billy Mumy, who played a six-year-old boy possessing the power to change things with a thought inside his mind.

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.)

 
  • Herb Finn

    Amazing for a network that has all but abbandoned classic science fiction shows!

  • Gregg

    Herb Finn, you’re completely correct, unfortunately. Syfy SHOULD be one of the best channels on TV. Instead, we’re fed a steady diet of “Giant Snake Movie #27″.

  • Ben

    I am glad that The Twlight Zone marathons continue to grab viewers long after the show was cancelled in 1964 and after the release of DVD boxes.
    I also wonder when The Syfy channel is going to make a movie based on the game; Hungry Hungry Hippos starring some has-been/never was celebrity.

  • Mayorofsmpleton

    Especially strong given the many home video release and that it’s on Netflix streaming in HD. Uncut.

    Gregg, # 27 was the best one. Really delved into the origins of the giant snake and how it affected the world at large… ;)

  • david

    Good to see it doing good. I watched it for 3 hours on new years day in the evening.

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