FANG-TASTIC RATINGS FOR SYFY’S BEING HUMAN SEASON
ONE FINALE WITH 1.66 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS BECOMES
CHANNEL’S HIGHEST-RATED NEW WINTER SCRIPTED SERIES
IN SIX YEARS
MOST FEMALE SKEWING SYFY DRAMA SERIES EVER
NEW YORK – April 12, 2011 – Continuing Syfy’s 2011
ratings momentum, Being Human became the channel’s
most successful new winter scripted series since
Battlestar Galactica in 2005, entrancing 1.66
million total viewers, 1.0 million Adults
25-54 and 944,000 Adults 18-49 during the season one
finale Monday, April 11, at 9PM (ET/PT).
This was the best performance in all three measures
for Being Human, which has been renewed for a second
season, since the January 24 episode.
Compared to last week’s telecast, Being Human rose
17% in Adults18-49, 29% in Adults 25-54 and 16%
among total viewers.
For the season, Being Human averaged a 1.3 HH
rating, 996,000 Adults 18-49, 978,000 Adults 25-54
and 1.8 million total viewers, including 7-day DVR
playback data where available.
Being Human is Syfy’s youngest skewing scripted
series since Battlestar Galactica in winter 2007.
Being Human also became Syfy’s most female-skewing
original scripted series ever, comprising 53 percent
women viewers through its 13-episode season. Led by
Being Human’s strength in this demo, Syfy rose seven
percent in Women 18-34 during First Quarter ’11.
Syfy: The premiere of Being Human brought us into a townhouse in Boston where
three young adults are just trying to live a normal life, but it's harder
than it looks when you're a vampire, werewolf, and ghost. In the next
all-new episode, Josh starts to become uneasy about having Sally's former
fiancé Danny over to the house. Uneasy is probably a lighthearted term
compared to Josh's state of concern. Sally begs and pleads but Josh fears
Danny could potentially sell the place or turn it into an amusement if
he's able to see Sally as a ghost. Aidan stays calm and collected as
usual. Will Danny see Sally or will he pass right by her? You will have
to watch the clip and tune in to the next episode airing Monday, January
24th at 9/8c on Syfy.
Being Human - "There Goes the Neighborhood Pt 2" http://tinyurl.com/4no99lm
Syfy is ringing in the New
Year with all-new original programming. The highly anticipated series
Being Human premieres Monday, January 17th at 9/8c, and it features Sam
Witwer (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica), Meaghan Rath (The Assistants),
Sam Huntington (Cavemen, Superman Returns) and Mark Pellegrino (Lost,
Supernatural). The show depicts the dynamic lives of three paranormal
roommates: a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf and their difficulties with
living double lives. Stepping into these new personalities won't be easy,
but they're certainly up for the task and journey that lies ahead.
Being Human - Season Premiere "I Am Different"
Below we have a thirty second trailer of the season preview of
Being Human. Instead of trying to figure out who they are, like most 20
year olds, Aidan, Josh, and Sally will try to figure out what they are as
they embark on being roommates while searching their identities as the
abnormal, and even more, the paranormal. Take a look at the clip and be
sure to stay tuned for more on the brand new series of Being Human airing
January 17th at 9/8c on Syfy.
Being Human - Season
Premiere "Harder Than It Looks"
In a few short days, the second season of Being Human will premiere on
BBC America (Saturday, July 24 @ 10/9c.). As we approach premiere,
we're excited to share the latest Inside Look Video, which features
cast members Aiden Turner, Russell Tovey, and Lenora Chrichlow
discussing their characters struggle to fit in to normal society,
despite their secret double-lives as a werewolf, a vampire, and a
ghost. We hope that you'll enjoy this new
video! BEING HUMAN: INSIDE LOOK #2 - What Is Being Human?
LINK TO VIDEO
BBCAmerica has announced that the second season of Being Human will
premiere Saturday, July 24th. Being Human's season premiere will
follow the season finale of Doctor Who. The critically acclaimed Being Human's first season aired last fall
on BBCA. The BBC recently ordered a third season of the series,
which is expected to air this fall in the U.S. The SyFy channel is
also developing an American version of the show. You can find the BBC's press release announcing the season premiere
date and a sneak peek of Being Human's new season here: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2010/05/05/being-human-is-back-in-july/20100505bbca01/
We're excited to share the following
information in support of the Saturday, July 24th return of the hit
series, Being Human, which will premiere at 10/9c., immediately
following the Doctor Who season finale. As you may know, this witty
yet terrifying series follows three twenty-something's and their secret
double-lives - as a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost, struggling to live
normal lives, despite their strange and dark secrets.
As we ramp up for the Being Human season two premiere on BBC America,
we're also excited to announce that BBC will release Being Human: Season
One on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, July 20th. Offering the perfect
opportunity to catch-up on all the action before season two begins; each
disc set features all six episodes along with over an hour of bonus
material including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, video
diaries, character profiles, an interview with Toby Whithouse, and more. We're just a few weeks away from the DVD/Blu-ray release date!
Being Human Official BBC America Website:
http://www.bbcamerica.com/beinghuman BEING HUMAN s2 Extended Trailer
Description: An extended trailer for BEING HUMAN season 2, premiering
Saturday July 24 at 10/9c, immediately following the season finale of
DOCTOR WHO, only on BBC America. And catch-up with season 1, available
July 20 on DVD and Blu-ray. Link to video:
Being Human, BBC AMERICA’s original hit supernatural series about a group of friends trying to live normal lives despite their unusual afflictions, is back – and, says creator and writer, Toby Whithouse, "It is, without doubt, our best season yet.” Being Human premiered on Saturday, February 19, 9:00p.m. ET/PT for eight weeks.
“A third season is a unique opportunity because it allows you to take all the best bits of season one and season two," Toby says. "What we took from season one is the domestic element and very strong stories of the week with very strong guest characters. Season two had much more of an epic sweep and a breadth of ambition. Season three has allowed us to combine all those things.”
A BBC AMERICA co-production, Being Human stars Russell Tovey, Sinead Keenan, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner as werewolf George, werewolf Nina, ghost Annie and vampire Mitchell - four friends doing the best they can to cope with the supernatural challenges of their lives while trying to blend in with their human neighbors. The showdown last season with Kemp and Lucy Jaggat has forced some changes for the friends. Couple George and Nina plus Mitchell have fled their beloved house in Bristol and are looking for a new house to rent in Wales. They are also without Annie, who is stuck in purgatory and desperately trying to escape.
Leaving the memories of their much-loved former house behind, George, Nina and Mitchell settle into their new home – a kitsch bed and breakfast named Honolulu Heights that boasts many benefits for supernatural sharers – a large basement providing a safe and sheltered environment on a full moon, for one.
Season three boasts an impressive array of guest-stars, including Lacey Turner (EastEnders) as Lia, who Mitchell meets in Purgatory, Robson Green (Wire In The Blood) as primitive werewolf McNair, Michael Socha (This Is England '86) as McNair's son Tom, Paul Kaye (It's All Gone Pete Tong) as twisted vampire Vincent, Craig Roberts (Young Dracula) as teenage vampire Adam; Nicola Walker (MI-5) as social worker Wendy, James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as George's father George Sr; and Jason Watkins making an eventful return as vampire leader Herrick.
Being Human first premiered on BBC AMERICA in 2009 and quickly won over fans and critics alike, and has even spawned a US remake. The New York Times recently said that the UK series “has energy, and interesting characters, and a pulpy momentum that keeps you engaged in its kitchen-sink drama meets Bram Stoker story lines,” and Variety called it “improbably absorbing, wonderfully sly.” In addition, the cast and creator have appeared to sold-out crowds at the last two years of San Diego Comic Con. Season one and two of Being Human are available on DVD and Blu-ray on the BBC AMERICA Shop and iTunes.
BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring news with a uniquely global perspective, provocative dramas, razor-sharp comedies, life-changing makeovers and a whole new world of nonfiction. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 68 million homes.
CAST AND PRODUCTION CREDITS
George Russell Tovey
Annie Lenora Crichlow
Mitchell Aidan Turner
Nina Sinead Keenan
Creator Toby Whithouse
Executive Producer Rob Pursey (Touchpaper)
Being Human is a Touchpaper Television and BBC AMERICA co-production for the BBC.
*** SPOILER ALERT ***
Having fled their lives in Bristol, our supernatural friends find themselves in Wales looking for a safe haven in which to continue their under-the-radar existence. With Annie stuck in Purgatory, Mitchell, George and Nina are desperate to get her back. Mitchell crosses into the Afterlife where he meets his guide, Lia, a flirtatious young woman who leads him through Purgatory, making him revisit the crime scenes from his past. The final crime scene is the Box Tunnel Massacre (Season 2, Episode 7), where Lia reveals herself to be one of Mitchell’s victims. She is willing to give him Annie back, but on the condition that he’s dealt a prophecy – that he will be killed by a werewolf. Back in Wales, George is arrested minutes before the full moon. Nina rescues him from the confines of the police station, but they are forced to transform together. Will they survive a night as werewolves without tearing each other apart? Episode 1 premieres on Supernatural Saturday, February 19, 9:00p.m. ET/PT
In the hospital George and Nina are confronted by Adam, a teenage vampire, lapping at the vein of one of Nina’s patients. They take him out of harm’s way to the house, but Adam’s obnoxious and lewd behavior soon has everybody climbing the walls. Meanwhile a middle-class vampire, Richard, propositions Mitchell. He has been sent by the vampire aristocracy to ferry him out of the area, away from the Box Tunnel Twenty police investigation. Mitchell knows that Richard’s offer is one he shouldn’t refuse, but can he really leave George, Nina and Annie? Richard looks down on Mitchell’s rash behavior, boasting that he has systems in place to feed his bloodlust without killing. Mitchell thinks Richard might hold the solution to Adam’s increasing bloodlust, but when George and Nina see the extent of Richard’s actual depravity they battle to save Adam’s soul. Episode 2 premieres on Supernatural Saturday, February 26, 9:00p.m. ET/PT
Confronted with a “type four”, the housemates are forced to stare death in the face. Mitchell meets his biggest fan, who’ll do anything to impress his hero. Episode 3 premieres on Supernatural Saturday, March 5, 9:00p.m. ET/PT
George and Nina search for other werewolves in their quest to find out if their unborn baby will survive the transformation. With the full moon approaching, Mitchell has cause to feel nervous. Episode 4 premieres on Supernatural Saturday, March 12, 9:00p.m. ET/PT
Herrick is back. But is he megalomaniac vampire or defenseless victim? His life hangs in the balance whilst the housemates try to decide. Episode 5 premieres on Supernatural Saturday, March 19, 9:00p.m. ET/PT
George is shocked to discover that his father has died. But not as shocked as when he meets the ghost of George Senior. Meanwhile, the Box Tunnel investigation closes in on Mitchell. Episode 6 premieres on Supernatural Saturday, March 26, 9:00p.m. ET/PT
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