Here’s the press release:
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWNÂ® PINS 2.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS DURING SYFY PREMIERE ON OCTOBER 1 — MOST WATCHED FRIDAY NIGHT 8-10 PM TELECAST SINCE 2008
TELECAST JUMPS 91% IN TOTAL VIEWERS, 93% IN ADULTS 18-49 AND 72% IN ADULTS 25-54
SMACKDOWN BEATS ABC, CBS, NBC AND FOX AMONG MEN 18-49 IN THE 8-9PM HOUR AND THE CW (SMALLVILLE AND SUPERNATURAL) AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS
SYFY #1 CABLE NETWORK IN PRIME AMONG ADULTS 25-54
NEW YORK â€“ October 4, 2010 â€“ The Syfy premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDownÂ® on Friday, October 1, pinned 2.5 million total viewers, becoming the most-watched 8-10 PM Friday time period on the channel since 2008 (10/31/08 Ghost Hunters Live).
During the live telecast from Oklahoma City, SmackDown averaged 988,000 Adults 18-49, 1.07 million Adults 25-54 and a 1.7 household rating.
In the 8-9PM hour, SmackDown delivered more Men 18-49 than ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and more Men 25-54 than Fox and ABC.
During the 9-10PM hour, SmackDown delivered more Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 than Fox (The Good Guys), more Men 25-54 than Fox and CW (Supernatural), and more Men 18-49 than Fox, CW and NBC (Dateline).
The program attracted more total viewers than new episodes of The Good Guys on Fox and both Smallville and Supernatural on The CW. It was the #1 cable telecast for the day among Adults 25-54 and was the #2 primetime cable program for Adults 18-49.
SmackDown also delivered its best performance among Men 12-34 for any Syfy prime telecast in this demo since the network premiere of Saw III on 10/17/09.
Powered by SmackDown, Syfy was the #1 cable network in 8-11PM prime for Adults 25-54 and #2 among Adults 18-49.
Compared to Syfyâ€™s Friday 8-10PM Third Quarter average, SmackDown leaped +91% in total viewers, +93% in Adults18-49 and +72% in Adults 25-54s.
Joining Syfyâ€™s diverse programming mix of popular scripted and non-scripted series along with its bellweather Saturday Original Movies, SmackDown features a star-studded cast of WWE Superstars and Divas including UndertakerÂ®, Rey MysterioÂ®, Big ShowÂ®, KaneÂ®, CM PunkÂ®, Kofi KingstonÂ®, Jack SwaggerÂ®, Dashing Cody RhodesÂ®, Kelly KellyÂ®, Michelle McCoolÂ® and LaylaÂ®.
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