DARK MATTER’s Mission a Success as Series Premiere Pulls in 273,000 Overnight Viewers Last Friday on Space

— June 15, 2015

– DARK MATTER is #1 entertainment specialty program June 12 as Space becomes top entertainment specialty network in its timeslot –
– Episode 2 of DARK MATTER follows the debut of Space original series KILLJOYS, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET –

“The first episode hit the ground running with a strong premise that can only be described as a mix of the initial intrigue and mystery of The Maze Runner coupled with the humour and colour of Firefly.” – The TV Junkies


Melissa O’Neil as “Two” and Marc Bendavid as “One” in an all-new episode of DARK MATTER

TORONTO (June 15, 2015) – Friday night’s series debut of Canadian sci-fi drama DARK MATTER drew a preliminary overnight audience of more than 270,000 viewers, making it the #1 entertainment specialty program of the day. The one-hour premiere at 10 p.m. ET also made Space the top entertainment specialty network in its timeslot for total viewers and the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos, and the #1 entertainment specialty network for the day among A25-54. DARK MATTER follows the crew of a derelict spaceship who awaken from stasis, with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal, and hidden secrets. DARK MATTER is created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, the team behind the Dark Matter graphic novel and the fan-favourite STARGATE franchise. In Episode 2 (Friday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET), as the crew comes to terms with the revelations about their respective pasts, they are faced with a dilemma - help the miners against insurmountable odds, or abandon them to certain death. Episode 2 of DARK MATTER follows the debut of Space original series KILLJOYS, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET. DARK MATTER’s crew are One (Marc Bendavid, BITTEN), the charming, moral centre of the crew; Two (Melissa O’Neil, Broadway’s Les Misérables), the tough and determined leader of the group; Three (Anthony Lemke, 19-2), the mercenary who looks out for only himself; the calmly ruthless and stoic Four (Alex Mallari Jr., Robocop); Five (Jodelle Ferland, The Cabin in the Woods), the team’s youngest member with a skill for mechanics and a mysterious ability; the low-key Six (Roger Cross, MOTIVE), a man of integrity; and The Android (Zoie Palmer, LOST GIRL), an outsider among the ship’s human passengers yet an indispensable member who possesses control over the ship’s systems. 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). ** Media Note ** Download photography from DARK MATTER at bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/space/

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada)

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