Space Catapults into the New Year After Most-Watched December, Ever
— January 8, 2015
– 2014 DOCTOR WHO Christmas special, LAST CHRISTMAS, captured 800,000 viewers –
– On-going exclusive Space series THE LIBRARIANS drew 675,000 viewers –
– Space claims #1 position for entertainment specialties in January to date –
– Coming up in 2015 are new seasons of ATLANTIS, SALEM and LAST SHIP, and Space original series BITTEN, ORPHAN BLACK, and KILLJOYS –
TORONTO (January 8, 2015) – Space audiences skyrocketed this past December – the most-watched month in the channel’s history – making it the #1 entertainment specialty channel for the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Drawing in an average audience of 101,000 total viewers, December 2014 saw Space’s key A25-54 demo rise 37% and jump four spots to #1. A major contributor to Space’s record-breaking month is its signature series DOCTOR WHO and the premiere of the 2014 Christmas special LAST CHRISTMAS, which drew an average audience of 792,000 viewers, making it the top broadcast on Space this broadcast year-to-date.
Other key December audience boosters were Space’s Magical Merry Marathon which featured HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN on December 27 and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS on December 28, pulling in 510,000 and 746,000 viewers, respectively. On December 28, Space’s exclusive series THE LIBRARIANS, currently airing atSundays at 8 p.m. ET, pulled in a series-high 675,000 viewers, making it the #2 entertainment specialty program. THE HUNGER GAMES, which aired as part of Space’s Super Team Marathon, delivered an average audience of 526,000 viewers December 29.
In January, Space blasted into the top-ranking position as the #1 entertainment specialty channel for total viewers and the key A25-54 and 18-49 demos thus far. As the new year continues, Space fans can look forward to more fantastic drama with all-new episodes of THELIBRARIANS airing Sundays at 8 p.m. ET, as well as new seasons of fan-favourites ATLANTIS andSALEM in the spring, and the THE LAST SHIP in June. Space’s original series slate is jam-packed with returning mega-hits including BITTEN, with Season 2 premiering Saturday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET; Season 3 of ORPHAN BLACK, premieringSaturday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET; and the upcoming adventure drama series KILLJOYS, slated to premiere this summer.
THE LIBRARIANS checks in over the holidays with nearly 700,000 viewers.
This Saturday, Space is featuring two, back-to-back episodes of mega-hit, THELIBRARIANS. In “The Librarians and the Rule of Three” (Sunday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET), when a group of competitive high-school students start undercutting each other with witchcraft, the Librarians have to intercede before disaster destroys them all. Then, in “The Librarians and the Heart of Darkness” Sunday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET), the Librarians encounter the house behind the legend of all haunted houses, and set out to destroy it.
For those who have yet to check into THE LIBRARIANS, on Sunday Jan. 18 Space delivers THE LIBRARIANS CATCH-UP MARATHON beginning at noon, and running straight through to the final two episodes of Season 1, at 9 p.m. ET.
Source: Numeris, includes preliminary data
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