via press release:
SYFY CONTINUES RATINGS ROLL AS SEASON 3.5 PREMIERE OF EUREKA SCORES 2.6 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS IN NEW 9-10PM FRIDAY TIME PERIOD
Eureka On Syfy Is #1 In Cable For The Time Period Among Adults 25-54 While Besting ABC In Same Demo
New York, NY ? July 13, 2009 ? Following the highly rated series premiere of Warehouse 13 on July 7, Syfy’s popular Eureka captured 2.6 million total viewers, 1.3 million Adults 25-54 and 1.1 Million Adults 18-49 in its new 9PM (ET/PT) Friday time slot during the season 3.5 premiere on July 10.
The series won its 9-10PM (ET/PT) time period among Adults 25-54 in basic cable while also beating out ABC in that demo, powering Syfy to #2 among Adults 25-54 overall in 8-11PM primetime behind only USA.
Eureka also out-paced competitors including TLC’s What Not to Wear, Animal Planet’s Whale Wars and VH-1’s The Great Debate.
The 3.5 season premiere was up 23% in Adults 18-49 and +19% in Adults 25-54 versus the finale of Season 3 on September 23, 2008.
In addition to the powerful premiere week kick-offs of Eureka and Warehouse 13, it was also a strong week online:
Syfy.com delivered 1.1MM uniques, 7.3MM page views, 1.5MM visits, and 864K video streams.
This is the best week since the week of March 22nd, 2009 in uniques and visits, the best week since the week of April 12th, 2009 in page views, and the best week since the week of March 29th, 2009 in video streams.
Eureka stars Colin Ferguson as Jack Carter, Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Allison Blake, Joe Morton as Henry Deacon, Erica Cerra as Deputy Jo Lupo, Neil Grayston as Douglas Fargo and Niall Matter as Zane Donovan. Co-creator Jaime Paglia, Charlie Craig (The X Files, Brimstone) and Thania St. John are Executive Producers and Bruce Miller is Co-Executive Producer. Eureka is produced by Universal Cable Productions.
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 95 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Syfy. Imagine greater.)