SyFy issued the following today…

WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN® VIEWERSHIP RISES FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK

Powered by the second consecutive week of WWE Friday Night SmackDown audience gains, the season three premiere of Sanctuary jumped 17% in total viewers and 12% among Adults 18-49 during its return Friday, October 15, on Syfy, compared to the season two average.

During its 10-11PM (ET/PT) time period, Sanctuary averaged 1.8 million total viewers, 860,000 Adults 25-54 and 728,000 Adults 18-49 while averaging a 1.3 HH rating.

The Friday, October 15 telecast of SmackDown leg locked 2.88 million total viewers, 1.21 million Adults 25-54, 1.13 million Adults 18-49 and a 1.9 HH rating. This was Syfy's most-watched Friday telecast in more than five years (July 2005, the season two premiere of Battlestar Galactica).

SmackDown was the #1 primetime cable entertainment telecast in both Adults18-49 and Adults 25-54. Since premiering on Syfy Friday, October 1, the telecast has risen 14% in Adults 18-49 and total viewers, and 13% in Adults 25-54.

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