via press release:
SYFY’S ‘POWERFUL MONDAYS’ RETURN WITH POWERHOUSE PREMIERES OF BEING HUMAN AND LOST GIRL
BEING HUMAN RISES 14 PERCENT IN ADULTS 25-54 AND EIGHT PERCENT AMONG ADULTS 18-49 COMPARED TO SEASON ONE PREMIERE
LOST GIRL GRABS NEARLY 1.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
NEW YORK – January 17, 2012 – Syfy continued its red-hot January with the premieres of Being Human and Lost Girl, marking the return of the channel’s “Powerful Mondays” (Monday night 9-11PM) programming block.
From 9-10PM (ET/PT), the second season return of Being Human was up 14% in Adults 25-54 (1.1 million), nine percent among Adults 18-34 (458,000) and eight percent in Adults 18-49 (1.1 million) versus the January 17, 2011 series premiere. Being Human also averaged 1.8 million total viewers with a 1.3 household rating.
This constituted Being Human’s second best performance ever among Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
At 10PM, the premiere of Lost Girl delivered 1.47 million total viewers, 801,000 Adults 25-54, 694,000 Adults 18-49 and a 1.2 HH rating.
Lost Girl also improved on the premiere performance of Merlin on Syfy (4/2/10), leaping 25% in Adults 18-49, 19 percent in Adults 18-34, 14% in total viewers and 9 percent in Adults 25-54.
These impressive ratings followed Face Off’s record-setting season two premiere, as well as Ghost Hunter’s double-digit gains for its season eight return, on Wednesday, January 11.
Executive producers of Being Human are Michael Prupas (The Kennedys), Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees,Everwood) who are both writers/showrunners, Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes), and Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky is series producer. Being Human is a Muse Entertainment production in association with Zodiak USA and is based on Being Human, created by Toby Whithouse and produced by Touchpaper Television, part of Zodiak Media Group. Zodiak Rights hold worldwide rights to the new series.
Lost Girl is a Prodigy Pictures Production in association with Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Michelle Lovretta and Peter Mohan. Lost Girl was created by Michelle Lovretta.
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