Space Original Series KILLJOYS Seizes the Day as 286,000 Overnight Viewers Makes it the #1 Entertainment Specialty Program Friday
–Space was the #1 entertainment specialty network on Friday in the key A25-54 demo –
– New Space sci-fi drama DARK MATTER continues to captivate audiences with 262,000 viewers for its second episode –
“It’s a space western in the best sense.”– Toronto Star
From L to R: Hannah John-Kamen as “Dutch” and Aaron Ashmore as John in an all-new episode of KILLJOYS
TORONTO (June 22, 2015) – Space has Friday nights locked and served as the series debut of the Space original series KILLJOYS drew an average preliminary overnight audience of 286,000 viewers, making KILLJOYS the #1 entertainment specialty program of the day. During its 9 p.m. ET timeslot, Space was the #1 entertainment specialty network with total viewers, an increase of 133% compared to the timeslot average this broadcast year-to-date. Combined with the encore midnight airing on Space, and the June 20, 10 p.m. encore broadcast on CTV, the series premiere of KILLJOYS saw a total audience of 694,000. For a sneak peek at next week’s episode, click here.
Also on Friday night, new Canadian sci-fi drama DARK MATTER continues to be a hit with Space viewers in its 10 p.m. ET timeslot drawing an audience of 262,000 viewers for its second episode, making Space the #1 entertainment specialty network in the timeslot for total viewers and among adults 25-54. During the back-to-back airing of KILLJOYS and DARK MATTER, Space was the #1 entertainment specialty network overall in the 9p.m.-11p.m. ET timeslot.
Genre fans were also lighting up Twitter as #Killjoys and @Killjoys resulted in 4.5 million impressions from 1,119 tweets in Canada over the weekend, and 21.5 million impressions from 9,493 tweets worldwide. Both #Killjoys and #DarkMatter were a trending topic across the country, with #DarkMatter trending worldwide during its timeslot.
On the next episode of KILLJOYS, “The Sugar Point Run” (Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET), a hostage exchange with a vengeful warlord turns deadly when the Killjoys find themselves stranded in Sugar Point – a restricted, bombed-out city on Westerley overrun with dangerous gangs and scavengers.
In Episode 3 of DARK MATTER, (Friday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET), when the ship mysteriously drops, suggestions of sabotage abound, fueling the onboard paranoia. A perilous EVA (space walk) is required to bring The Raza’s systems back online. Meanwhile, “5” makes a shocking discovery.
Developed by Prodigy Pictures in association with Space, executive producers for DARK MATTER are Jay Firestone (LOST GIRL), creators Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Vanessa Piazza (LOST GIRL).
KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Bell Media and Syfy. Rebecca DiPasquale is Production Executive, Bell Media. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
** Media Note ** Download photography from KILLJOYS and DARK MATTER at bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/space/
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Source : Numeris (BBM Canada)