GHOST HUNTERS TRIUMPHS WITH BEST SEASON EVER!
Hit Series Achieves SCI FI Channel Highs in Female Demographics
Series Gains Double Digit Growth Since Last Season
New York, NY � June 19, 2008 � Last night's episode of Ghost Hunters, featuring an investigation at the historic Fort Delaware, delivered a 1.8 Household rating and over 2.5 million viewers, and was the #1 cable program for the day in Adults 25-54. This episode also marked the mid-season finale of the hit paranormal series, currently enjoying record ratings in what is so far its best season to date! Highlights include:
� For Season 4 to date, Ghost Hunters has averaged a 1.8 HH rating, 1.7 million Adults18-49, 1.7 million Adults 25-54 and 2.6 million total viewers.
� Compared to last season, Ghost Hunters is up by 20% in Household ratings, 30% in Adults 18-49s, 38% in Adults 25-54s and 33% in total viewers.
� Over the 13 weeks of the current Ghost Hunters season, SCI FI dominated the Wednesday 9 pm hour in cable, ranking #1 in total viewers and men and women in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, as well as #1 for Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.
� In Adults 18-49, it is the #2 best individual season for any SCI FI original series ever, trailing only Season 1 of Battlestar Galactica.
Ghost Hunters also continues to prove immensely popular among female viewers, with this season scoring the highest viewership for any SCI FI original series ever among Women 18-49 and Women 25-54. In addition, this season has produced the top four telecasts among Women 25-54 and the top two telecasts among Women 18-49 in the Channel's history. With the inclusion of Ghost Hunters International, the hit first-year spin-off series, the Ghost Hunters franchise in 2008 to-date has produced the top eight series telecasts among Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 in SCI FI's history.
The #1 paranormal destination in cable returns Wednesday, July 9 @ 9 PM with an all-new episode of Ghost Hunters International, featuring an investigation in New Zealand at the notoriously haunted Larnach Castle. Ghost Hunters returns with new episodes of Season 4 this fall, leading up to the 3rd annual Ghost Hunters Live event on Halloween. Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International are produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.
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