SYFY'S WAREHOUSE 13 SECOND SEASON PREMIERE IS #1 TUESDAY CABLE SCRIPTED SERIES IN ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54
TOPS TNT'S HAWTHORNE AND MEMPHIS BEAT, ABC FAMILY'S PRETTY LITTLE LIARS AND FX'S RESCUE ME
New York, NY - July 8, 2010 - On a hotly competitive summer night of programming, the second season premiere of Syfy's Warehouse 13 was the #1 scripted drama on cable Tuesday, July 6, delivering 1.58 million Adults 25-54 and 1.35 million Adults 18-49. The series beat new telecasts of TNT's Hawthorne and Memphis Beat and ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars as well as FX's Rescue Me in both key demos.
Head-to-head in the 9-10 PM (ET/PT) hour, Warehouse 13 topped a new Hawthorne by +29% in Adults 18-49, +33% in Adults 25-54 and +8% in total viewers.
During its premiere, Warehouse 13 became the channel's most watched telecast of the year, snagging, bagging and tagging nearly three million (2.96) total viewers while leaping 13% in Adults 18-49 over the season one average.
Next week's Tuesday, July 13 episode reunites Firefly alumni Jewel Staite and Sean Maher in an unusual love story. In "Mild Mannered," Maher plays Sheldon, a quiet unassuming guy whose exposure to a dangerous object brings about shocking physical change. Staite portrays Loretta, the object of his unrequited love. Staite starred as Kaylee Frye and Maher as Dr. Simon Tam in Firefly, the award-winning drama from creator Joss Whedon.
Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker Artie (Saul Rubinek) charges Agents Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) and Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself. Allison Scagliotti plays Claudia, Artie's apprentice.
Season two features special crossover episodes when Warehouse 13's Allison Scagliotti visits the town of Eureka and Neil Grayston of Eureka visits Warehouse 13. The programs will air on Warehouse 13 Tuesday, August 3, and on Eureka Friday, August 6.
Warehouse 13 season two guest stars include Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman), Tia Carrere (Wayne's World), Jewel Staite and Sean Maher (both from Firefly), Neil Graystone (Eureka), Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Paula Garces (Defying Gravity), David Anders (Heroes, 24), Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek), Nolan Gerard Funk (Aliens in America), Philip Winchester (Crusoe) and as well as WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes (Friday Night SmackDown).
Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is Executive Producer and Showrunner.
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