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Press Release: ‘Flash Gordon’ is SCI FI’s top debut of 2007

Flash Gordon TagFlash Gordon, SCI FI’s latest original series, scored with viewers Friday night, delivering the Channel’s best series premiere telecast for 2007.

The debut of Flash was also the top Adult 25-54 audience for any Friday program on SCI FI in nearly a year. The Flash Gordon premiere was the #3 cable program in prime (Adults 25-54, 8pm-11pm), making SCI FI the #2 basic cable entertainment network on Friday night (Adults 25-54, 8pm-11pm). In addition, Friday’s 9 p.m. series premiere of Flash Gordon:

  • Delivered a 1.5 HH rating, 2.1 million total viewers (P2+), 1.2 million Adults 25-54 and 973,000 Adults 8-49.
  • #5 cable entertainment program for the day among Adults 25-54, #7 for Adults18-49.
  • Outdelivered ABC in Men 25-54 in the 9 p.m. hour.

Placing a 21st century spin on a science fiction classic, SCI FI’s contemporized version of Flash Gordon follows the all-new adventures of Flash (Eric Johnson) and his companions, Dale Arden (Gina Holden) and Dr. Hans Zarkov (Jody Racicot).

Ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances, they find themselves as Earth’s last line of defense against the forces of the merciless dictator Ming (John Ralston). Flash Gordon airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT only on SCI FI.

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 Web site and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 89 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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