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morjana
July 27th, 2004, 03:35 PM
From The Futon Critic:

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/cgi/gofuton.cgi?action=newswire&id=6690

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

SCI FI CHANNEL SIZZLES WITH A RECORD-SHATTERING JULY!

The news was announced in a pair of press releases today:

Channel’s 7th Straight Month of Record Ratings

‘Stargate SG-1’and ‘Stargate Atlantis’ Set Records for Original Series Performance

NEW YORK -- July 27, 2004 -- SCI FI Channel achieved its highest-rated July ever, marking the first time the network delivered a 1.1 HH rating for the month. With double-digit increases in prime-time ratings, +10% to 1.1 HH, and viewership, +29% to 1.3 million P2+, from July 2003-SCI FI ranks 9th among all non-news, ad-supported cable networks. July 2004 also weighs in as the Channel’s seventh consecutive month of record high ratings.

The Channel soared in key demos, with more double digit-increases:

.65 rating P18-49HH, +30% vs. July 2003

.79 rating P25-54HH, +23% vs. July 2003

Also, SCI FI’s July ranked Top 10 among all measured basic cable networks in the following demos:

P25-54 (ratings #4, delivery #4)

M25-54 (ratings #4, delivery #4)

P18-49 (ratings #6, delivery #7)

M18-49 (ratings #7, delivery #7)

F25-54 (ratings #9, delivery #9)

The Channel’s Stargate franchise broke all previous SCI FI Original Series records with the 2-hour event premiere of Stargate Atlantis on July 16:

Highest-rated and most-watched premiere of any series in SCI FI history.

Highest-rated and most-watched episode of any series to air on SCI FI.

First time an episode of a SCI FI series delivered a 3.0+ HH rating.

First time an episode of a SCI FI series delivered 4 million+ viewers (P2+).

#1 cable program of the day among P18-49s and P25-54s.

More P18-49s and P25-54s than any episode of an original series in SCI FI history.

The series debut of Stargate Atlantis broke many of the records the Season 8 premiere of companion series, Stargate SG-1 set merely one week before (July 9). Marking the first time in SCI FI history a series record would be set, and broken, in two consecutive weeks.

The July 9 Season 8 premiere of Stargate SG-1 remains the:

Highest-rated and most-watched episode of Stargate SG-1 to air on SCI FI.

Most-watched single episode of Stargate SG-1 in its entire cable run.

#1 program of the day in cable among P25-54s and #2 among P18-49s.

*Note: All rankings based on primetime results and exclude Nick, as the network airs in less than 50% of the M-Su 8P-11P daypart.

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 Website ( <>) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 83 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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