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[02/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
Sci Fi #1 for Fourth Consecutive Friday

[via press release from Sci Fi]

SCI FI #1 FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE FRIDAY

'Sci Fi Friday' Shows Unstoppable Growth

Best 'Battlestar Galactica' Performance Yet

New York, NY (February 7, 2005) - The biggest night of sci-fi on television keeps getting bigger. The February 4 broadcasts of the unstoppable 'SCI FI Friday' - SCI FI's Friday night trio of hit original series - led the Channel to its fourth consecutive week at #1 for cable (8-11pm) among P25-54 and M25-54. SCI FI also claimed the Top 3 programs among M25-54 with 'Battlestar Galactica' (#1), 'Stargate Atlantis' (#2) and 'Stargate SG-1' (#3).

'Battlestar Galactica' had its best performance to date with "You Can't Go Home Again." The second half of a two-part cliffhanger, the show delivered more viewers (3.2 million P2+) than any previous episode and hit record highs among: P18-49 (2.0 million), P18-34 (781,000) and P25-54 (2.3 million).

The episode also set new Channel records for P25-54 and P18-49 for first quarter, as well as a new record for SCI FI original series performance among P18-34 (781,000).

SCI FI showed marked growth across all three 'SCI FI Friday' series. Following is a breakdown of the night.

'Stargate SG-1' (8pm)
--2.1 HH rating
--2.5 million viewers P2+
--1.7 million viewers P25-54
--1.4 million viewers P18-49 (up +8% vs. its January 28 episode)
--1.1 million viewers M25-54

'Stargate Atlantis' (9pm)
--2.2 HH rating
--2.7 million viewers P2+
--1.8 million viewers P25-54
--1.5 million viewers P 18-49 (up +4% vs. its January 28 episode)
--1.1 million viewers M25-54

'Battlestar Galactica' (10pm)
--2.5 HH rating
--3.2 million viewers P2+ (up +6% vs. its January 28 episode)
--2.3 million viewers P25-54 (up +10% vs. its January 28 episode)
--2.0 million viewers P18-49 (up +16% vs. its January 28 episode)
--1.5 million viewers M25-54

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI 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 84 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.





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· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SCI FI)
· STARGATE ATLANTIS (SCI FI)
· STARGATE: SG-1 (SCI FI)





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