SCI FI HAS BEST NOVEMBER EVER!
Ranked #5 Among Viewers 25-54
#8 Among Viewers 18-49
And #9 Among Females 25-54
SCIFI.COM Delivers Best November Ever With Double-Digit Growth
New York, NY � December 2, 2008 � Building on a year of unprecedented growth, SCI FI Channel scored its best November ever with 1.3 million total viewers, 605,000 Adults 18-49 and 689,000 Adults 25-54.
SCI FI also continued its growth in popularity among women, with double-digit growth vs. November 2007 in Females 25-54 (up +17%) as well as success in Females 18-49 (+9%). For November 2008, SCI FI was the #9 cable network among Females 25-54.
Program ratings highlights for November 2008 include:
� This November, Ghost Hunters continued its best season yet, with 2.9 million total viewers, 746,000 Adults 18-34, 1.7 Million Adults 18-49 and 1.8 million Adults 25-54. Compared to the Fall 2007 season, it is up +33% in total viewers, +11% in Adults 18-34, +22% in Adults 18-49 and +31% in Adults 25-54.
� The 3rd annual Ghost Hunters Live event on Halloween delivered 1.5 million Adults 18-49, 1.6 million Adults 25-54 and 2.6 million total viewers and marked SCI FI's best-ever 7-11pm performance on Halloween in all key demos. Compared to Halloween 2007, this year's live event was up by +11% in Adults 18-49, +19% in Adults 25-54 and +21% in total viewers.
� Three original episodes of Ghost Hunters this month placed among the top 30 entertainment telecasts in cable for Adults 25-54.
� The series premiere of Estate of Panic marked the best-ever Ghost Hunters companion series debut among Adults 18-34 and Adults 25-54. Compared to the series premiere of the latest Ghost Hunters companion series, Destination Truth (Wed 06/06/07 at 10P), Estate was up +18% among Adults 18-34 and up +5% among Adults 25-54.
� The Original Movie premiere of Yeti on November 8 delivered 1.1 million Adults 18-49, 1.3 million Adults 25-54 and 2.5 million total viewers, making it the top SCI FI Original Movie premiere in Adults 25-54 demographic since April 2007's Lake Placid 2. Compared to the year-to-telecast average for Saturday SCI FI Original Movie premieres, it was up +45% among Adults 18-49, up +41% among Adults 25-54 and up +30% in total viewers.
SCIFI.COM also enjoyed its best November ever, delivering 3.5 million uniques (+5% vs. November 2007), 5.2 million visits (+9%) and 3.8 million video streams (+24%). The Ghost Hunters site was an especially popular destination for fans, making it the #1 section of SCIFI.COM in page views (5.5 million) and video streams (1.1 million) � up +87% and +58%, respectively, over November 2007. SCI FI Wire, SCIFI.COM's entertainment news section, also enjoyed a successful month with 2.2 million page views - its best month since August 2008 and up +36% over November 2007.
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.