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[03/12/09 - 02:04 PM]
Ghost Hunters Returns with Stellar Season 5 Premiere Ratings!
Sci Fi spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 11.

[via press release from Sci Fi]

GHOST HUNTERS RETURNS WITH STELLAR SEASON 5 PREMIERE RATINGS!

SCI FI Channel is #1 Cable Network

Ghost Hunters is #1 Cable Program

New York, NY � March 12, 2009 � An episode featuring an investigation at the historic Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia jump-started season 5 of SCI FI's Ghost Hunters. Airing Wednesday from 9-10pm, the premiere delivered a 1.9 Household rating, 2.7 million total viewers, 1.6 million Adults 18-49 and 1.7 million Adults 25-54.

Ghost Hunters was the #1 cable telecast for the day in Adults 25-54, out-delivering the season premiere of South Park as well as new episodes of The Real World, Dog the Bounty Hunter and Monsterquest. In addition:

In the 9pm hour, SCI FI was the #1 cable network, sweeping all major demographics � Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Males 18-49, Males 25-54, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54.

In 8-11pm prime, SCI FI was the #1 cable network for Adults 18-49

The season 5 premiere demonstrated the series' continuing success among women, making SCI FI the #1 cable network in Prime for Women 25-54 and #2 in Prime for Women 18-49

Ghost Hunters was also the #1 site on SCIFI.COM for the day in page views, uniques and visits

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 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 95 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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