Syfy had themselves a record-setting month in October.
The 5th season of Ghost Hunters is averaging 3 million viewers.
The much debated Stargate Universe is averaging 2.85 million viewers, and doing much better than the last season of Stargate Atlantis. SGU is currently bringing in 36% more total viewers than SGA, but then again, it's early in the season, so I'm not holding my breath on any numbers holding up for the entire season.
Destination Truth's 3rd season is averaging 2.2 million viewers.
Scare Tactics, though only averaging 1.56 million viewers in the Fall 2009 season, it's up 42% from the 2008 season.
And finally, the surprise statistic for me is that Sanctuary is pulling in an average of 2.4 million viewers.
All of these numbers have added up to Syfy's most-watched October prime in the history of the network.
"Syfy jumped to #3 in A25-54 and #4 among A18-49 versus all basic cable entertainment networks - its second best monthly ranking ever in these demos behind December 2002 when Steven Spielberg's record-setting Taken premiered."
For All The Nay-Sayers, There Are Just As Many Fans
No matter what we think and what opinions some of us may have of these shows, there are many more who do seem to appreciate and enjoy them. Syfy previously said that their old handle, The Sci Fi Channel, was deterring viewers from tuning in, thinking it was all Star Wars and Star Trek. Maybe they were right and they're starting to pull more folk in from all over. At least the numbers may be supporting that perspective.
In other words, Syfy is powering on, like they said they would.
Source: Sci Fi Wire