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Syfy Touts Strong Ratings For 'Lost Girl,' 'Being Human' Return

'Lost Girl' finishes ahead of 'Merlin' from last season

There was happiness in the offices of Syfy Tuesday morning as overnight ratings came back on its Monday lineup with good news.

"Being Human" jumped 14 percent from the series premiere a year ago in a key advertising demographic, adults 25 to 54, according to a release. That represented 1.1 million people. That followed jumps in other demographics including 9 percent in adults 18 to 34 and 8 percent in adults 18 to 49.

In total, "Being Human" grabbed 1.8 million viewers, earning a 1.3 household rating.

Yet, believe it or not, that was not the best "Being Human" has done on Syfy in the key demographics. Monday's Season 2 premiere matched the average audience "Being Human" took in over the winter of 2011.

The news also was good for "Lost Girl," Syfy's Canadian import that replaced "Merlin" in the "Powerful Monday" lineup. That series attracted just under 1.5 million viewers to its premiere, earning a 1.2 household. That seems to have been a good move for Syfy, at least from the premiere, with "Lost Girl" up 25 percent in adults 18 to 49, 19 percent in adults 18 to 34 and 14 percent in total viewers from the "Merlin" airing a year ago.

"Being Human" is based on the original British series from Toby Whithouse and follows a vampire, werewolf and ghost who become roommates trying to fit in to a normal world. It stars Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington and Meaghan Rath.

"Lost Girl," which recently earned a third season order in Canada, is making its debut on American television on Syfy. It stars Anna Silk, Kristen Holden-Ried and Rick Howland. It appeared on Canada's Showcase network, with its premiere bringing in nearly 600,000 viewers.

"Being Human" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET followed by "Lost Girl" at 10 p.m. on Syfy.

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