Syfy's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files Hits Second Highest Rating
SYFY’S HIT SERIES Fact or Faked: PARANORMAL FILES LEAPS 30% IN ADULTS 25-54 AND 16% AMONG ADULTS 18-49 DURING SECOND WEEK TELECAST ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
1.4 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS SECOND HIGHEST SERIES DELIVERY EVER
NEW YORK – October 27, 2011 – Syfy’s hit series Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files rose 30% among Adults 25-54 (782,000) and 16% among Adults 18-49 (750,000) during the Wednesday, October 26 telecast, compared to the Season 2.5 premiere on October 19.
From 10-11PM (ET/PT), Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files also delivered 1.4 million total viewers, the second most-watched episode of the series ever.
From 9-10 PM, the Ghost Hunters lead-in scared up 1.7 million total viewers, while rising 17% in Adults 25-54 (927,000) and 5% in Adults 18-49 (839,000) versus last week’s October 19 episode.
Featuring former FBI agent Ben Hansen, lead scientist Bill Murphy, journalist Jael de Pardo, tech specialist Devin Marble, stunt expert Austin Porter and photographer Lanisha Cole, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files uncovers the truth behind supernatural and unexplained occurrences that have been caught on camera. In each episode, the team searches for the most intriguing images, videos and unnatural phenomenon found online and around the world. After selecting the most compelling cases, they head into the field, attempting to recreate the video, carrying out key experiments and questioning eyewitnesses. The team investigates all the clues and evidence with the most advanced techniques and tools at their disposal, and their objective is to answer the question, “Is this real?”
Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween fright fest will culminate in the annual Ghost Hunters Halloween Live telecast on Monday, October 31 from 7PM-1AM/ET, hosted by Josh Gates (Destination Truth). This year, Jason, Grant and team members from both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International will head to Pennhurst Asylum in Pennsylvania, a sprawling maze of buildings constituting a former state mental institution. Abandoned for decades, Pennhurst is now one of the country's most notoriously haunted locales.
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