in ,

Ratings: SyFy’s “12 Monkeys” Gets Off to Modest Start

The hype was notable and the campaign was aggressive, but the result was unfortunately unremarkable.

SyFy’s new series “12 Monkeys,” which is an adaptation of the film, premiered Friday to a modest 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and 1.35 million viewers.

By comparison, SyFy’s series “Helix” scored a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating with 1.82 million viewers for its debut episode on January 10, 2014.

That launch, however, received lead-in support from the network’s popular WWE SmackDown! program (0.7 rating, 2.82 million viewers on 1/10/14).

This season’s “Helix” opener, which aired after the “12 Monkeys” premiere, settled for a series low 0.3 rating with 1.00 million viewers.

— Old-skewing, “12 Monkeys” drew a 0.2 adults 18-34 rating and a 0.5 in adults 25-54. Its rating in the men 50+ demographic was a solid 0.9.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


The Weeknd’s “Earned It” Impacts Pop Radio in February

Zara Larsson’s “Uncover” Impacts US Pop Radio on February 3