'DOCTOR WHO' DELIVERS DOUBLE-DIGIT 2ND QUARTER '06 RATINGS INCREASE FOR SCI FI CHANNEL
NEW YORK � June 13, 2006 � SCI FI is benefiting from a dose of double-digit ratings growth this quarter on Fridays from 9pm to 10pm versus the time period last year, as the re-imagined version of 'Doctor Who' wrapped its premiere season on the Channel Friday night, June 9th.
'Doctor Who' averaged a 1.3 HH rating and 1.5 million total viewers (P2+), up +44% in HH ratings and +54% in viewers vs. the Friday 9pm-10pm time period average for the 2nd quarter last year (.9 HH rating, 983,000 P25-54s).
In the key demos 'Doctor Who' has averaged 778,000 P18-49s (+57% vs. 2005 time period) and 942,000 P25-54s (+56%).
Executive produced by Russell T. Davies (lead writer) and Julie Gardner, this new 13-part, 60-minute drama follows the adventures of a mysterious time-traveler known simply as "The Doctor" (Christopher Eccleston) and his companion, Rose Tyler (Billie Piper). The Doctor and Rose risk death and danger, battling aliens and monsters as they traverse the spectrum of time.
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