Syfy’s Being Human Premiere Sets Record

Though we’re still not entirely sure why they just couldn’t start running the original hit British TV series “Being Human”, it seems that the folks over at Syfy are obviously on the right track with their remake.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the premiere episode of the U.S. redo of the British supernatural drama “Being Human” drew two million total viewers at 9:00 PM, setting a network record as the most-watched winter launch since 2005. It drew one million viewers in the adults 18-49 demo, and 58% of that were women (582,000), a record for Syfy for an original series. Including repeats at 10:02 and 11:02 p.m., “Being Human” drew a total of 3.8 million viewers for the night.

The series stars Sam Witwer (“Smallville”, “Battlestar Galactica”) as vampire Aidan, Meaghan Rath (“The Assistants”) as ghost Sally, Sam Huntington (“Cavemen”, Superman Returns) as werewolf Josh, and Mark Pellegrino (“Lost”, “Supernatural”) as Bishop: The Vamp Ringleader. Rounding out the creative team is Adam Kane (“The Mentalist”, “Heroes”) as director and co-executive producer with executive producer Michael Prupas (“The Kennedys”, “Pillars of the Earth”) alongside husband and wife executive producers/writers Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”) and Anna Fricke (“Men in Trees”, “Everwood”).

Twelve more episodes are coming our way for a total of thirteen. For more visit “Being Human” on Syfy.

“Being Human” is a re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original series that follows three 20-something roommates: a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf who are struggling to keep their dark secrets from the world while also helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives.

Syfy's Being Human Premiere Sets Record

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  • The Woman In Black

    I’m on the fence about it so far. It has some okay elements — heck, starting off the premiere with a transformation was pretty ballsy — but Josh is getting on my nerves, and the actress playing Sally is definitely a weak link. But Pellegrino’s Bishop is already my favorite character (as Herrick is in the UK version), and hopefully it’ll stay dark and brooding and be able to become its own entity since they have twice as many episodes to flesh things out. I’m keeping an open mind and withholding judgment until after at least a couple more eps.

  • DavidFullam

    2 million dumb asses.

  • Sifu Scott

    I’m giving it a chance. There were a few changes from the Brit series, but I’m curious to see how it develops, either as its own entity or as just another crappy imitation.