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Sci Fi Chanenl enjoys record breaking month

Postby TerraFrost » Sat Mar 12, 2005 6:53 am

Thursday, March 3, 2005
'SCI FI FRIDAY' SETS WINNING PACE...
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'SCI FI FRIDAY' SETS WINNING PACE...

'SCI FI FRIDAY' PROPELS CHANNEL TO #1 IN KEY DEMOS AND ITS BEST FEBRUARY EVER!

NEW YORK, NY--March 1, 2005--This month, SCI FI Channel delivered a 1.1 primetime rating?the Channel's best February ever. Original broadcasts of the unstoppable 'SCI FI Friday' - the Channel's trio of hit original series, the critically-acclaimed 'Battlestar Galactica', 'Stargate Atlantis' and 'Stargate SG-1' - led the Channel to the #1 spot in primetime (Friday, 8P-11P) ratings and delivery for the key demos: P25-54, P18-49, M18-34.

Up 10% in ratings and 11% in viewership over February 2004, SCI FI's prime delivered 1.3 million viewers (P2+) and saw double-digit growth in the highly competitive P18-49 (+29%) and P25-54 (+22%) demos. Further evidence of SCI FI's increasingly solid original programming slate, February is the Channel's best month in P18-49 since March 2003. In addition:

--SCI FI ranked Top 5 among all basic cable networks in ratings and delivery for M25-54 (#2 ratings, #2 delivery) and P25-54 (#4 ratings, # 5 delivery), and Top 10 in the following key demos: P18-49 (#5 ratings, #6 delivery), M18-49 (#5 ratings, #6 delivery), F25-54 (#7 ratings, #7 delivery), F18-49 (#10 ratings, #9 delivery) and M18-34 (#10 ratings, #10 delivery).

--SCI FI delivered 1.8 million P25-54s in February's Friday prime, more than broadcast networks the WB (1.6 million) and UPN (1 million). The Channel also averaged 1.2 million M25-54 for Friday prime, 10% more than Fox (1.1 million) and more than the WB (581,000) and UPN (527,000) combined.

--Faced with intense competition from the broadcast network's sweeps period (the Academy Awards, Super Bowl, etc.) - SCI FI produced some of the strongest programming successes in the Channel's history. Each of the 'SCI FI Friday' original series averaged at least a 2.0 HH rating and well over 2 million viewers (P2+): 'Battlestar Galactica' - 2.4 HH rating, 2.9 million P2+; 'Stargate Atlantis' - 2.2 HH rating, 2.7 million P2+; 'Stargate SG-1' - 2.0 HH rating, 2.4 million P2+.

--SCI FI Channel Original Movie 'Alien Siege' brought in nearly 2 million viewers (P2+) for its February 26 premiere. 'Alien Siege' is the highest-rated February movie to air on the Channel in five years.

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 (http://www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 84 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.
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Postby TerraFrost » Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:20 pm

Not a record breaking month, persay, but still a good one...

'SCI FI FRIDAY' MAKES ITS TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO #1

New Seasons of 'Stargate SG-1,' 'Stargate Atlantis' and 'Battlestar Galactica' Make SCI FI #1 For the Night

New York, NY (July 18, 2005) -- SCI FI Channel reasserts its dominance on Friday nights. The July 15 (8pm-11pm ET/PT) season premieres of its 'SCI FI Friday' lineup of original series led SCI FI to the #1 spot on basic cable for P18-49 and P25-54. The season 2 premiere of the Channel's critically-acclaimed 'Battlestar Galactica' was the #1 program on television - including broadcast and cable - among M25-54 and M18-49.

'Stargate SG-1' (8pm) kicked off its record ninth original season with a 2.1 HH rating, 2,610,000 viewers P2+ and 1.6 million P25-54. With the revamped cast, which includes new team members Beau Bridges and Ben Browder, the series has been rejuvenated. Versus its January '05 premiere, Friday's 'SG-1' debut was up +5% in HH ratings, 5% in P2+, +6% among P25-54 and +8% among P18-49.

'Stargate Atlantis' (9pm) launched into its sophomore season with a 2.2 HH rating, 2,783,000 viewers P2+ and 1.9 million P25-54. Compared against its January '05 premiere, Friday's 'Atlantis' debut was up +6% in HH ratings, +6% in P2+, +8% among P25-54 and +11% among P18-49.

'Battlestar Galactica' (10pm) kickstarted its second season as the #1 program on all of television among M18-49 and M25-54 - beating every cable and network program that aired that night. The season 2 premiere also marked 'Battlestar's highest-rated episode to date. With a 2.6 HH rating, "Scattered" delivered 3,053,000 total viewers (P2+) and 2.1 million P25-54.

Other SCI FI highlights:

--SCI FI Channel was the #2 basic cable network on Friday night among P18-34, F18-49 and F25-54

--SCI FI had the #2, #3 and #4 programs of the night among P25-54 and P18-49

--'Stargate SG-1,' 'Stargate Atlantis' and 'Battlestar Galactica' were the Top 3 cable programs for the day among M25-54 and account for three of the Top 4 among M18-49

--'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Stargate Atlantis' were both ranked in the Top 10 cable programs for the day among F25-54 (#7 and #8, respectively). 'Galactica' also ranked #9 among F18-49

All three 'SCI FI Friday' series were honored with Emmy nominations last week for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. 'Stargate Atlantis' was nominated for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music.

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 (http://www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.
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Postby Rapscallion » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:02 am

Good job, Sci-fi Channel.
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Postby Nuxius » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:30 pm

...blockbuster movies...

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

Seriously, Sci-Fi's made for TV movies are so bad they have to be seen to be believed. I don't think they spend more than $5 on those things.
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Postby TerraFrost » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:53 pm

The commercials, themselves, even look bad, hehe :)

The one exception might be Dune and Children of Dune, 'cause I enjoyed 'em. The music played Children of Dune, incidently, has been used in a number of movie trailers, oddly enough, as evidenced by this:

http://www.soundtrack.net/soundtracks/database/?id=3413
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