via press release:
GHOST HUNTERS SEASON 7.5 PREMIERE UNCOVERS 1.65 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS DURING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 RETURN ON SYFY
NEW YORK – August 25, 2011 – The season 7.5 premiere of Syfy’s hit series Ghost Hunters — the most popular paranormal franchise on television — scared up 1.65 million total viewers, 952,000 Adults 18-49 and 937,000 Adults 25-54, while averaging a 1.2 household rating, during its telecast on Wednesday, August 24 from 9-10PM (ET/PT).
The Adults 18-49 is the best performance in that demo since the February 23 season 7 premiere, up +16% above the 2011 to-date average for the series. Among Adults 25-54, last night’s the season 7.5 delivery is +8% above the 2011 average for the series.
In the premiere episode, Jason and Grant were forced to leave the Pacific Aviation Museum investigation in Hawaii and head back to Rhode Island when TAPS received an urgent call from a family in need.
In October 2004, Syfy introduced Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson — plumbers by day, Ghost Hunters by night. Jason and Grant head up TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society), a close-knit organization of volunteer paranormal researchers — ordinary people who investigate and attempt to debunk claims of otherworldly activity. Throughout its run, Ghost Hunters has featured speaking entities, mysteriously moving furniture, ghostly visages and a healthy dose of squabbling within the investigating team.
Ghost Hunters has set the standard for paranormal investigating and has cemented its place as a destination for spine-tingling entertainment! Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International are produced in association with Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Mike Nichols and Alan David, serve as executive producers.
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 99 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)