Syfy's "Being Human" averages 1.8 million viewers, "Lost Girl" gets 1.47 million

TV Arts

David
SYFY'S 'POWERFUL MONDAYS' RETURN WITH POWERHOUSE PREMIERES OF BEING
HUMAN AND LOST GIRL

BEING HUMAN RISES 14 PERCENT IN ADULTS 25-54 AND EIGHT PERCENT AMONG
ADULTS 18-49 COMPARED TO SEASON ONE PREMIERE

LOST GIRL GRABS NEARLY 1.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS

NEW YORK – January 17, 2012 – Syfy continued its red-hot January with
the premieres of Being Human and Lost Girl, marking the return of the
channel’s "Powerful Mondays" (Monday night 9-11PM) programming block.

From 9-10PM (ET/PT), the second season return of Being Human was up
14% in Adults 25-54 (1.1 million), nine percent among Adults 18-34
(458,000) and eight percent in Adults 18-49 (1.1 million) versus the
January 17, 2011 series premiere. Being Human also averaged 1.8
million total viewers with a 1.3 household rating.

This constituted Being Human’s second best performance ever among
Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.

At 10PM, the premiere of Lost Girl delivered 1.47 million total
viewers, 801,000 Adults 25-54, 694,000 Adults 18-49 and a 1.2 HH
rating.

Lost Girl also improved on the premiere performance of Merlin on Syfy
(4/2/10), leaping 25% in Adults 18-49, 19 percent in Adults 18-34, 14%
in total viewers and 9 percent in Adults 25-54.

These impressive ratings followed Face Off’s record-setting season two
premiere, as well as Ghost Hunter’s double-digit gains for its season
eight return, on Wednesday, January 11.

Executive producers of Being Human are Michael Prupas (The Kennedys),
Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees,Everwood)
who are both writers/showrunners, Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes),
and Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky is series producer.
Being Human is a Muse Entertainment production in association with
Zodiak USA and is based on Being Human, created by Toby Whithouse and
produced by Touchpaper Television, part of Zodiak Media Group. Zodiak
Rights hold worldwide rights to the new series.

Lost Girl is a Prodigy Pictures Production in association with
Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Michelle Lovretta and
Peter Mohan. Lost Girl was created by Michelle Lovretta.
                                            
Ian
I liked the pilot - is this enough to get this show renewed?! It
doesn't seem like 1.5 mil is enough...
                                            
Mason
I liked it, too, despite some very weak acting from secondary characters.
I hope it holds up and/or improves, since we should be getting two seasons
of it at a minimum.

I really liked Bo and the apparent male lead (don't know his name, the guy
who is sorta' werewolfie).
                                            
David
Since they've already got two seasons in the can, I wouldn't worry about 
it.
                                            
trotsky
Uh, "Lost Girl" is brand new.
                                            
Adam
Idiot.
                                            
Ian
Calling Trot an "idiot" is an insult to idiots everywhere.
                                            
Robin
On Syfy. It originates on Canadian TV, where the second season is being 
shown, and a third season has been ordered. I read that Syfy bought the 
first two seasons, but I'm not sure about it.

Here's some info:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Girl_(TV_series)

http://www.lostgirlseries.com/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1429449/

I quite liked it.
                                            
Brian
Syfy bought both seasons - 26 episodes total. I'm not sure if they are 
running them straight through or will insert a break in between yet.

-Brian
                                            
Stonefruit
Epguides.com says there's a 27th this weekend.
                                            
shawn
Given there normal way of handling these shows there will definitely
be a break between the seasons. Possibly even a break in the middle of
the first season as that's not at all unusual for them.
                                            
Robin
One interesting thing is that, according to IMDb, while the first season 
had 13 episodes, the second season will have 22. Canadian TV is only up 
to episode 14.
                                            
JM
Lost Girl is a Canadian production, just recently bought by Syfy.  Two 
seasons (13eps each) produced and aired here, and third already approved.

Personally I liked the first season better than the second, though I 
will warn you it starts out quite rough.  Seems like they really toned 
down the skin and the swearing to fit the American channel after Syfy 
bought it.

-jmm
                                            
shawn
It's more than enough since it's a Canadian show made for a Canadian
audience that is being sold into a secondary market.  It also helps
that it has already had 34 episodes aired in Canada (two seasons.)
Given that SyFy is a secondary market I imagine they are getting the
show fairly cheap so SyFy will probably pick up all of the episodes so
long as it gets on the order of million or more for each first airing
(since it will pick up more on repeats.)
                                            
Adam
Except that the channel is notorious for dropping foreign shows before
running all the episodes.