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Ghost Hunters Scores Big Ratings When Grant Wilson Revealed He’s Leaving The Show

February 20, 2012 09:00 AM by Ryan Haidet

It was a sad evening for fans of Ghost Hunters when Grant Wilson, co-lead investigator, announced he is leaving the show.  But it was a huge night for the network because last Wednesday’s Ghost Hunters episode was the most-viewed since October 20, 2010.  Just how solid was the show in the ratings books?  Read on to find out!

SyFy reports the episode, which was the winter finale, scored season highs in both adults 18-49 (1.1 million) and adults 25-54 (1.2 million).  The network also reports that it was the series’ best performance among adults 18-49 since October 5, 2011, and among adults 25-54 since October 27, 2010.  The episode also reflected double-digit growth in both demos compared to the prior finale episode on December 7, 2011 (up 36% and 33%, respectively).

The hike in viewership was definitely connected to the biggest news story Ghost Hunters has ever experienced.  In the conclusion to last Wednesday’s dramatic episode, Grant told the TAPS team he was leaving the show due to stress.  But many fans speculate it may be connected to marital problems since his wedding ring was absent in the episode.  Grant’s final investigation is slated to air on Wednesday, May 16.  New episodes return in April.

Were you one of those viewers that watched his announcement?  Will you be watching Grant’s final investigations? What is your reaction to him leaving? What is your favorite memory of Grant on the show? Sound off and leave a comment below!

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2 Responses to “Ghost Hunters Scores Big Ratings When Grant Wilson Revealed He’s Leaving The Show”

  1. Maria Says:
    February 22nd, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I watched this episode. I have to admit I became just as teary eyed as the cast. I knew something was amiss with Grant, God Bless him. He is a trooper. He will be,obviously, missed by all of the Ghost Hunters fans. I, for one loyal viewer, hope that eventually Grant will be back with the cast, as he and Jason make an absolute great and personable team.

  2. Linda Says:
    February 23rd, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I hated hearing Grant tell us he was leaving the show-for now. I’ve watched Ghost Hunters for 2 years now and love it and the members. I so hope Grant will return to the show soon. Grant and Jason are the backbone of the show by adding the calming factor. So many people don’t believe in ghosts but the ones that are true fans believe otherwise as do I. Jason and Grant have done such a wonderful job in showing the public that “things do go bump in the night” and I love them for that. Thank you Jason and Grant. I’m hoping Grant will return to the show soon and carry on with the great work Ghost Hunters has done.

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