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TORONTO (December 8, 2014) – Space viewers preferred brainiacs and braaiiins this weekend with the series debut of adventure series THE LIBRARIANS and season finale of zombie thriller Z NATION. Last night, 425,000 total viewers tuned in for the series premiere of THE LIBRARIANS, making it the top debut this broadcast year on Space. In its 8 p.m. ET timeslot, Space was the #1 specialty network for total viewers, as well as A25-54. Premiering with two, back-to-back episodes, THE LIBRARIANS had a combined reach of 981,000 viewers.
Coming to a close this weekend was the first season of fan-favourite Z NATION with a captive average audience of 246,000 viewers. Throughout its run, audiences have tripled in the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos in the series’ Fridays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot, compared to last year. Viewers can catch up on Z NATION with a Season 1 marathon beginning Thursday, Jan. 1 at 11 a.m. ET.
THE LIBRARIANS embark on a new adventure this Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on Space
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Based on the cult-hit movie franchise, The Librarian, THE LIBRARIANS centres on an ancient organization tasked with protecting an unwitting world from a hidden, magical reality that exists around them. Rebecca Romijn (KING & MAXWELL) stars as Eve Baird, a highly skilled agent responsible for protecting the team of librarians, including a bookworm turned dashing swashbuckler and veteran librarian, Flynn Carsen, played by Noah Wyle (FALLING SKIES), a role reprised from The Librarian film series.
In the next episode of THE LIBRARIANS, “The Librarians and the Horns of a Dilemma” (Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET), the Librarians' first solo mission hits a snag when Baird loses the others in a mysterious labyrinth that magically exists below the skyscraper of a modern corporation.
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