BATTLESTAR GALACTICA'S MID-SEASON FINALE LEADS SCI FI TO DOUBLE-DIGIT RATINGS GAINS
Series Scores All-Time Highs in Female Viewership
New York, NY � June 16, 2008 � On Friday, SCI FI's critically-acclaimed drama series Battlestar Galactica wrapped a record-breaking 10 weeks with its powerful mid-season finale episode, "Revelations." The one-hour episode scored a 1.4 Household rating, 1.8 million total viewers, 1.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1.2 million Adults 18-49*, ending a phenomenal half-season.
For the 10-episode half-season, Battlestar Galactica has averaged a 1.7 Household rating, 2.2 total viewers, 1.6 million Adults 25-54 and 1.5 million Adults 18-49*, up versus Season 3.5 (January-March 2007) by +13% in Household ratings, +11% in total viewers, +14% in Adults 25-54 and +6% in Adults 18-49. This is the best Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 delivery for a half-season of Battlestar Galactica since the first half of season 2 (July-September 2005).
Season 4 of Battlestar Galactica has also seen an increase in appeal to female viewers, growing +23% in Females 18-49 and +25% in Females 25-54 versus Season 3.5. The top four Female18-49 telecasts of Battlestar Galactica ever have all aired this season.
Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica's intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it numerous awards, including an Emmy and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. The show was recognized by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding programs of the year two years running. The series is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, and the outstanding ensemble cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.
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 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.
*Does not include full DVR playback