Space Original Series KILLJOYS Seizes the Day as 286,000 Overnight Viewers Makes it the #1 Entertainment Specialty Program Friday

— June 22, 2015

–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

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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

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Source: Numeris (BBM Canada)

About Bell Media Independent Production

Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.

About Space

Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and Space original series after shows, AFTER THE BLACK and AFTERBITE. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK, BITTEN and sci-fi drama, KILLJOYS. Space content is always available at at, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.


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