SYFY'S SUMMER SENSATION WAREHOUSE 13 SHATTERS MORE RECORDS AS SIXTH EPISODE BECOMES MOST WATCHED SERIES TELECAST EVER
New York, NY � August 31, 2009 � Continuing its astonishing first-season viewership streak, Syfy's summer sensation Warehouse 13 set new marks when the sixth episode on August 11 became the most watched series telecast in Syfy's 17-year history, delivering 4.4 million total viewers. This shattered the record of 4.3 million established in episode five!
The episode also set a series high in HH rating (3.2), along with delivering 2.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1.7 million Adults 18-49.
Warehouse 13 added more than one million viewers from additional DVR playback (1,023,000), including more than half a million Adults 18-49 (540,000) and nearly 600,000 Adults 25-54 (594,000).
Including the full DVR playback data, Warehouse 13 was the #1 cable program in August 11 prime among total viewers and Adults 25-54.
Head-to-head in the 9PM (ET/PT) time slot, the series bested TNT's new Hawthorne by +24% in Adults 25-54, +11% in total viewers, and +9% in Adults 18-49.
The six episodes of Warehouse 13, including full Live + 7 DVR data, all rank in the top 10 most watched series telecasts ever on Syfy.
Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker Artie (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the warehouse itself. Warehouse 13 airs Tuesdays @ 9pm ET/PT only on Syfy.
The series is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. It is executive produced by Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) who also serves as showrunner. David Simkins (Dresden Files) is executive producer; and Stephen Surjik (Monk, Burn Notice) is producer/director of the series.
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