SCI FI CHANNEL GROWTH TREND FOR '07 CONTINUES WITH BEST NOVEMBER EVER IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND YOUNGER DEMOS
The Unstoppable Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters Live Halloween Special and Battlestar Galactica: Razor are Program Highlights for the Month
New York, NY - November 28, 2007 - SCI FI Channel's total viewing audience continues to grow as does its appeal with younger viewers achieving its best November ever for viewers 18-34 (236,000 / +9%), 18-49 (573,000 / +3%), and 1.138 million total viewers (+3%). SCI FI averaged a .9 HH rating and ranks 6th overall for the month among basic cable entertainment networks in P25-54.
SCI FI's popularity with the younger female audience also continues delivering the Channel's best November numbers ever with women 18-34 (103,000 / +11%) and 18-49 (250,000 / +6%). The Channel also reached a demo high among men 18-34 (133,000 / +8%).
November Programming Highlights
In its fall season, Ghost Hunters hit double-digit increases and broke series and Channel records on Wednesday nights averaging a 1.6 HH rating (+23%), 673,000 viewers 18-34 (+52%), 1,396,000 viewers 18-49 (+27%), 1,337,000 viewers 25-54 (+23%), and 2,149,000 total viewers (+29%). This is the best season performance ever for the series.
The November 7th fall season finale of Ghost Hunters was the show's most-watched regular series episode ever delivering a 1.8 HH rating, 843,000 viewers 18-34, 1,733,000 viewers 18-49, 1,664,000 viewers 25-54, and 2,516,000 total viewers!
The 6-hour Halloween special Ghost Hunters Live brought in a 2.1 HH rating from 9PM to 11PM, 1,883,000 viewers 18-49 and 1,814,000 viewers 25-54 marking the network's best Wednesday performance in both demos since 2002 and the best Wednesday ever with non-miniseries programming.
The November 24th premiere of Battlestar Galactica: Razor delivered a 1.21 HH rating and 1,723,000 total viewers, up +6% vs. the season 3.5 average for Live + Same Day. With 1,004,000 viewers 18-49, and 1,117,000 viewers 25-54, Razor was up +44% and +33% respectively vs. the year to-date time period average.
SCI FI's record-setting November follows on the heels of a remarkable ratings year for the Channel, including best second and third quarters ever among younger viewers, and best October, April, May and June ratings among key demographics.
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 dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.