SyFy Friday Night Tandem Combines To Draw 4.8 Million Viewers


Syfy's Friday night paring of veteran original series Eureka and freshman drama Haven generated strong returns for the network.
The July 9 fourth season premiere of Eureka - about a small town of geniuses and the havoc that their top-secret work often wreaks -- drew 2.5 million viewers during the 9 p.m. hour, slightly below the 2.6 million viewers the series drew last summer for the mid-season premiere of its third season.
The series, which stars Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Joe Morton, also drew 1.2 million adults 25 to 54 and 1 million adults 18 to 49 during its season debut, according to Nielsen data.
Haven, a new drama series bases on Stephen King novella The Colorado Kid, drew 2.3 million viewers in its series premiere at 10 p.m., retaining 93% of Eureka's lead-in audience, Syfy officials said. Haven also garnered 1 million adults 25 to 54 and 857,000 adults 18-49 for its debut.