GHOST HUNTERS REIGNS AS #1 ON WEDNESDAYS!
New York, NY April 2, 2009 Despite heavy competition, Ghost Hunters last night continued its reign as one of cable’s top programs, ranking #1 among Adults 25-54 for the fourth consecutive week. Airing Wednesday from 9-10pm, the episode scored a 1.8 Household rating, a season-high 1.8 million Adults 25-54 (#1 in cable) and 1.7 million Adults 18-49 (#3 in cable). This is up vs. last week’s new episode by +14% in both key demos.
In 8-11pm prime, SCI FI was the #1 cable network for Adults 25-54, and ranked no lower than #2 for the night among Adults 18-49, Women 18-49, Men 18-49, Women 25-54 and Men 25-54.
Ghost Hunters also scored with a 10pm repeat telecast that delivered the best-ever performance for a repeat telecast of the series with 1.3 million Adults 25-54, ranking #7 for the day. It also outperformed the season finale of The Real World and a new episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter on A&E that aired in the same hour.
In October 2004, SCI FI introduced Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson plumbers by day, Ghost Hunters by night! Its spin-off series, Ghost Hunters International, recently wrapped a successful first season that cemented the Ghost Hunters brand as the top paranormal franchise in cable. The franchise just expanded further with the greenlight of a brand-new pilot, Ghost Hunters: College Edition. Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters: College Edition 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 Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.
SCI FI Channel is a television network that fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com ) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 95 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.