Eureka wins its timeslot among adults

Syfy's Eureka returned last Friday for the second half of its third season with an audience of 2.6 million total viewers, winning its timeslot among adults aged 25-54 among basic cable networks.

The new episode drew 1.1 million adults 18-49 in its new Friday 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot.

The episode also beat ABC in the 25-54 demographic; Syfy ranked second in the demographic overall in the 8-11 p.m. prime-time period behind only its sister network USA.

Eureka outpaced competitors including TLC's What Not to Wear, Animal Planet's Whale Wars and VH-1's The Great Debate.

The midseason premiere represented a 23 percent increase among adults 18-49 and more than 19 percent in adults 25-54 versus the previous midseason finale on Sept. 23, 2008.

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