Warehouse 13 breaks another Syfy audience record

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Warehouse 13, which last week broke viewing records when its fourth episode delivered the most females of any series telecast in Syfy's history, set yet another record with its fifth.

By adding nearly 1 million viewers from Live + 7 DVR playback (985,000), the Aug. 4 episode, "Elements," with guest star Joe Flanigan, became the most watched original series telecast in Syfy's 17-year history, delivering 4.3 million total viewers.

"Elements" also scored series highs with 1.8 million adults 18-49, while garnering 2.2 million adults 25-54 (the series' second highest performance in this demo) and posting a 3.0 Household rating.

Including the full DVR playback data, Warehouse 13 was the number-one cable program in prime on Aug. 4 among adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers, beating TNT's new Hawthorne head to head in the 9 p.m. (ET/PT) timeslot by 13 percent in adults 18-49, by 19 percent in adults 25-54 and by 3 percent in total viewers.

Among all cable telecasts for the week, Warehouse 13 delivered more total viewers than many notable scripted original series on cable, including Saving Grace, Raising the Bar and Dark Blue on TNT and Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime.

Including final DVR playback data, Warehouse 13 also delivered more total viewers than scripted series on the broadcast networks, including Mental on Fox and Defying Gravity on ABC.

Four of the five episodes of Warehouse 13 have set new series-high levels in total viewers.

Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota that houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker, Artie (Saul Rubinek), charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the warehouse itself. Warehouse 13 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, only on Syfy.