The series premiere of the new U.S. version of Being Human posted strong numbers for Syfy Channel on Monday night. The show about a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost sharing a Boston home drew nearly 2 million viewers in the 9 p.m. time slot, and 3.8 million over all three, back-to-back broadcasts.
Being Human‘s premiere earned a 1.6 average household rating and 1.961 million total viewers (just over 1 million in the important demographic of adults 18 to 49) at 9 p.m. That’s the channel’s most watched scripted winter series launch since 2005 (Battlestar Galactica).
Syfy is particularly excited that 58 percent of those 1 million adults 18 to 49 were women — the highest percentage of female viewers ever for a telecast of a Syfy original scripted series.
It’s also the network’s first foray into Monday nights with an original drama, which so far is shaping up much better than the Tuesday fiasco that ended in the cancellation of Stargate Universe and Caprica in the fall.
Being Human is a remake of a popular BBC series, which starts its third season on January 23 in the United Kingdom. The new U.S. version stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington. It airs Mondays at 9 p.m. (8 Central) on Syfy.
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