Monday, October 13, 2008

NBCU: Record Breaking 3Q 2008 - Sci Fi Number 5 For P25-54


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Every Network – Both News and Entertainment – Broke Ratings Records

MSNBC is Fastest Growing in All of Cable; CNBC Posts Best-Ever Third Quarter

Oxygen and Bravo are The Fastest Growing Top 30 Ad-Supported Cable Entertainment Networks Among Women 18-49 in Prime

USA Number 1 in Key Demos, Sci Fi Number 5 For P25-54 Among All Cable Entertainment Nets

NEW YORK – October 13, 2008 – The cable networks of NBC Universal – Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Sci Fi and USA – all broke ratings records in the third quarter of 2008. Year over year ratings growth soared on MSNBC (up 48 per cent P2+) and Oxygen (up 47 per cent P18-49), with all nets showing strong ratings growth. The news and entertainment networks reached a combined audience of nearly 222 million viewers (P2+), accounting for 88 per cent of all persons (P2+) in U.S. cable television households.
"We are incredibly pleased with the performance of the Cable Entertainment group," said Jeff Gaspin, President and COO, Universal Television Group. "Growth like this is remarkable when it happens for a short period, but to sustain it for as long as we have is a testament to the extraordinary teams we have in place and the strength of our content."

... Sci Fi continued to expand its demo base with its best 3Q in all key female demos and younger viewers and showed tremendous growth for its veteran originals. "Eureka" and "Ghost Hunters" had their best overall seasons ever. The network ranked among the top entertainment networks for both P18-49 (#6) and P25-54 (#5), seeing double-digit growth in both key demos. This marked Sci Fi's most watched third quarter ever among total viewers (P2+), showing a double-digit increase versus Q3 2007. The award-winning also scored high with its best 3Q ever in uniques, page views, visits and streams.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Behind The Scenes: First Contact and The Lost Tribe

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Behind The Scenes: First Contact and The Lost Tribe

October 13, 2008 (Episodes)

Writer Martin Gero takes us behind the scenes on the making of Stargate Atlantis’ tumultuous two-parter!

A brief excerpt:

As far as most fans are concerned, Atlantis is where Daniel Jackson belongs. After all, he knows the Ancients arguably better than any other living human, and so you’d think that establishing a colony in one of their cities – in another galaxy, no less – would be right up his alley. He thought so too, and it became something of a running joke that the character has never really had time to explore the city as much as he’d like.

Setting out to rectify that, writer Martin Gero put together a mid-season two-part episode that saw Daniel spending plenty of time unearthing Atlantis’ secrets – and finding more than he bargained for in the process. Gero describes ‘First Contact’ and ‘The Lost Tribe’ as “One of those big swash buckling episodes that we do right,” and putting Daniel Jackson into the middle of all that action was just part of the fun.
“It was definitely something that I had wanted to do for quite some time, and was finally afforded the opportunity to do,” says Gero of Daniel’s arrival. “My favorite Daniel stories were always the ones where he was on the treasure hunt, with puzzles and figuring out this and that. We hadn’t done that in forever.”

Exosquad - Video: 'Sabotage'

Courtesy of HULU, Exosquad's 'Sabotage,' starring the voice talents of Robby Benson, Michael Benyaer, Gary Chalk, Michael Donovan, Wally Marsh, Richard Newman and John Payne.

James and J.T. join forces, creating a plan to capture Algernon and destroy the GRAF shield.

Sanctuary - Los Angeles Times: Backlot: Sanctuary

At the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA):

21 behinds the scenes photos from the Sanctuary episode, 'Revelations,' guest starring Peter Wingfield and Christine Chatelain, taken on September 2, 2008.

Fringe - Video: InFANity: Fringe On Set

Courtesy of TV Guide Channel's InFANity and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Fringe On Set

Special |09:12 |

Go behind the scenes with a set tour of the new hit FRINGE! See how the creative minds behind the show create FRINGE's awesome special effects!

Sanctuary - C21 Media: Tricon sells more Sanctuary

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Tricon sells more Sanctuary

MIPCOM NEWS: Canada's Tricon Films and Television has found more customers for its sci-fi series Sanctuary (13x60'), selling the series into Central Europe and Asia.

Entertainment channel AXN has snapped up the show for Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

Meanwhile, Sci Fi Channel Asia has taken the series to air on its channels in more than 28 countries ...

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Full Coverage: The Lost Tribe

At GateWorld:



Episode Guide

A brief excerpt from the Production section of the Episode Guide:
"I promised to give you all the scoop on Katana, the Traveler who will be making her first appearance in the mid-season two-parter. Well, I'm pleased to tell you that Daniella Alonso has been cast in the role. Those of you not familiar with Daniella's work may want to check out her 11-episode arc in Season Two of Friday Night Lights. She was excellent in FNL and is doing a wonderful job for us on 'The Lost Tribe ...'
(Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)



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Christian Slater - Video: Sneak Peek - My Own Worst Enemy

Courtesy of NBC and HULU:

Sneak Peek - My Own Worst Enemy

Sneak Peek |01:53 |

Here's a special Sneak Peek with Christian Slater.

Premieres Monday, October 13 '08. Series stars Christian Slater, M├Ądchen Amick, Taylor Lautner, Bella Thorne, Alfre Woodard and Omid Abtahi.

Crusoe - Video: Crusoe Comes to Life

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Crusoe - Crusoe Comes to Life

Sneak Peek |02:23 |

A story known all over the world makes its way to NBC.

Crusoe, starring Philip Winchester as Robinson Crusoe and Tonagayi Chirisa as Friday, with Anna Walton, Sam Neill and Sean Bean. Premieres on NBC on October 17 '08.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Behind The Scenes Photos - 'Outsiders'

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Eight new behind-the-scenes photos from the new Stargate Atlantis episode, 'Outsiders,' airing Friday, October 17 '08 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel.

David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay) and Joe Flanigan (Lt. Col. John Sheppard)

Script Supervisor Terry Murray (L)

Director Will Waring (L)

David Hewlett

Wraith, Director Will Waring, standing behind Will is actor G. Michael Gray (Sefaris) and standing behind Will and to the far right, I believe that is Wray Douglas, Special Effects Supervisor

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate - NEW Photos - 'Outsiders'

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30 stills from Outsiders. This episode airs Friday, October 17 '08 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)

Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) and Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

I hope that's not the welcoming committee

Uh, oh, trouble in Dodge City.

Carson, McKay, Shep, Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) and Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa)

Wraith and Elson (Joel Polis)

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Stills - 'The Lost Tribe'

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Three new stills from 'The Lost Tribe.'

And three behind-the-scenes stills