SCI FI RANKS #1 FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT AMONG ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18 � 49 AND 25 � 54
GHOST HUNTERS IS #1 CABLE PROGRAM FOR THE 9 PM HOUR ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 28
SCI FI's new episode of Ghost Hunters last night, Wednesday, May 28th at 9 pm was the #1 cable entertainment program in its time period, and was the #2 entertainment program for the entire day among adults 25-54 (1,671,000) and the #3 entertainment program among adults 18 � 49 (1,620,000). Fueled by Ghost Hunter's performance, SCI FI ranked #1 among entertainment cable networks in adults, men and women 18 � 49 and 25 � 54 for the 8 � 11 pm time period.
The episode, House of Spirits, delivered a 1.9 household rating, tying a series-high set on two previous occasions (3/5/08 and 4/9/08) and with 2,607,000 total viewers is the #3 most-watched episode of Ghost Hunters.
Among the key demographics of adults 18-49 and 25- 54, Ghost Hunters cemented its position as cable's #1 paranormal franchise, more than doubling History Channel's competing paranormal program Monsterquest audience by 126% in adults 18 � 49 and by 130% among adults 25-54. Additionally, SCI FI beat the CW in the 9pm hour (Ghost Hunters vs. a new episode of Farmer Wants a Wife) by 31% in adults 18-49 and 45% in adults 25-54.
Last night's Ghost Hunters episode, House of Spirits, answered a call from a New England family plagued by mysterious apparitions, and also investigated claims at Manchester, NH's Palace Theater. The former vaudeville house that hosted performances by Bob Hope, the Marx Brothers, Jimmy Durante and Harry Houdini, reported claims ranging from apparitions to unexplained footsteps and slamming doors.