via press release:
FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH, SYFY SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE SHATTERS TWO MILLION TOTAL VIEWER MARK
ICE QUAKE ROCKS 2.3 MILLION P2+ ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11
UP NEXT – DEBBIE VS TIFFANY ON JANUARY 29!
NEW YORK – December 14, 2010 – Continuing its ratings surge, a Syfy Saturday Original Movie broke two million total viewers for the fifth consecutive month when Ice Quake dislodged 2.32 million P2+ on Saturday, December 11.
The sizzling streak began on August 21 with Lake Placid 3 (3.0 million), followed by Sharktopus (2.5 million) on September 25, Red: Werewolf Hunter (2.06 million) on October 30 and Triassic Attack (2.0 million) on November 27.
During its premiere from 9-11PM (ET/PT), Ice Quake, which starred Brendan Fehr (Bones, Roswell) and Victor Garber (Glee, Alias), also delivered 835, 000 Adults 25-54 while averaging a 1.7 household rating.
The movie aired during Syfy’s first ever Countdown to Christmas week (December 6-12) featuring holiday themed programming, which boosted total viewers by 16% and household ratings by 10% vs. the same week a year ago.
In Ice Quake, the melting Alaskan permafrost is about to drastically alter the tranquil Christmas scenery. As the permafrost thaws, underground rivers of volatile liquid methane are created, causing a succession of violent and destructive earthquakes. A production of Cinetel Films, Ice Quake was directed by Paul Ziller (Stonehenge Apocalypse, Polar Storm).
And coming up – pop princess rivals Debbie Gibson and Tiffany collide in the Syfy Saturday Original Movie Mega Python Vs Gatoroid on Saturday, January 29, at 9PM (ET/PT)!
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 NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)