[11/02/06 - 09:01 PM]
'Ghost Hunters Live' a Halloween Ratings Treat for Sci Fi!
944,000 viewers on average tuned into the six-hour live broadcast.

[via press release from Sci Fi]


Unprecedented Live, 6-Hour Investigation Scares Up Stellar Triple-Digit Ratings Growth

Tune-in Wednesday, November 8 @ 9pm For Shocking Evidence From 'Ghost Hunters Live'

NEW YORK, NY-November 2, 2006-Ghost Hunters Live* (October 31/November 1, 11pm-5am), a never-before-attempted, live, 6-hour Ghost Hunters investigation delivered impressive Halloween-night ratings for SCI FI! From 11pm-5am SCI FI delivered:

--1.3 HH rating and 1.4 million total viewers P2+ from 11pm to 12am

--0.9 HH rating, 577,000 P25-54, 698,000 P18-49 and 944,000 total viewers P2+ from 11pm-5am

--Compared to the prior four-week time period (11pm-5am), this is up +80% in HH ratings, +119% in P25-54s, +174% in P18-49s and +107% in P2+ delivery

--SCI FI was #1 vs. all networks that are measured in the overnight time period

--Ghost Hunters Live marks SCI FI's best P18-49 delivery in the daypart (11pm-5am) since January 2002

--SCI FI bested Halloween-themed marathons on ABC Family and AMC in HH ratings, P25-54s and P2+ delivery

Ghost Hunters Live wrapped SCI FI's 13 Days of Halloween marathon, featuring over 100-hours of horror and sci-fi movies, miniseries and originals. The marathon of chills began on Thursday, October 19 and averaged a 1.0 HH rating, 667,000 P18-49 and 690,000 P25-54 in primetime throughout its run. This year's marathon grew +34% in the coveted P18-34 demo, compared to 2005's 13 Days of Halloween.

Ghost Hunters Live revisited the notoriously haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado for a real-time Halloween-night investigation. As the legend goes, Stephen King took up residence at the Stanley while writing his best-selling novel The Shining and the spooky goings on at the hotel reportedly served as the inspiration for his best-selling tome. Also joining the investigation was special guest from ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling´┐Ż) - ghost hunting novice CM Punk!

The startling evidence gathered from Ghost Hunters Live will be presented in a brand-new episode airing on Wednesday, November 8 @ 9pm, "Best of the Stanley Hotel."

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 86 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

*Ghost Hunters Live was live on the East, Central and Mountain Time Zones and live to tape in West Coast markets.

  [november 2006]  


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