I can see in my minds eye the grins on the faces of the exec’s at Science Channel as they saw these ratings:
–1.2 Million Unique Viewers P2+ Tuned-In to the FIREFLY 10th Anniversary Special–
— The Night Was the Network’s Most-Watched Sunday Ever among P25-54–
The Sunday night showing at 10PM/ET was the network’s most-watched Sunday night ever among P25-54. FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE garnered 1.2 million unique viewers across the evening and was the network’s second-highest-rated telecast of 2012 among P25-54 and M25-54. The special delivered a 0.7HH rating and a 0.5 rating among P25-54.
Direct from the press release sent out today:
The excitement for FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE also was seen on Twitter with the network’s “Flock to Unlock” campaign, where fans had a chance to unlock deleted scenes and cutting room floor footage from the special. On Sunday, Firefly ranked tenth in Twitter TV Ratings in Cable (according to SocialGuide) with more than 25,000 tweets generating 26 million impressions.
The FIREFLY grassroots movement began this past July, when Science Channel’s reunion panel became the most-buzzed about television event at San Diego Comic-Con. This was followed up by Nathan Fillion’s surprise appearance at New York Comic-Con this past October, which accompanied a sneak preview of footage from the special.
On air, Science Channel’s FIREFLY extravaganza began Sunday morning with an all-day marathon of the series. That evening, at 8PM ET/PT, the final two episodes were enhanced and presented as FIREFLY: SPECIAL EDITION where executive story editor Jose Molina gave fans unique insight into the inner workings of the series by revealing FIREFLY facts and behind-the-scenes info. FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE premiered at 10PM ET/PT.
FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE is produced by Science Channel. Debbie Myers is general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel. Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production and Kaitlin McIntyre is producer for Science Channel. Jose Molina is executive story editor for the FIREFLY: SPECIAL EDITION enhanced episodes.