THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES Unearths Epic Ratings for MTV

— February 23, 2016

– THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES is the most-watched Canadian Entertainment Specialty program so far in 2016 –
– MTV ranks as Canada’s #1 Entertainment Specialty network in THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot, averaging 600,000 viewers each week –
– New episode airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET ahead of the Season 1 finale, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET –
– Viewers can catch up on episodes of THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES on MTV.ca –

TORONTO (February 23, 2016) – After debuting as the most-watched series premiere ever on MTV, the epic fantasy series THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES continues to captivate audiences as the most-watched Canadian Entertainment Specialty program of the year among the key A18-49, F18-49, T12-17, and P12-34 demos, and is the fourth most-watched program overall. Averaging 600,000 viewers each week, audiences during the drama’s Tuesday at 10 p.m. timeslot is five times larger compared to the same time last year. As a result, MTV is now the #1 English Entertainment Specialty channel with all key demos in that timeslot. The second most-watched series of all time on MTV (behind JERSERY SHORE), THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES reaches more than 930,000 Canadians each week. Ahead of the penultimate episode tonight at 10 p.m. ET on MTV, and the highly anticipated season finale on Tuesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET, viewers can catch up on past episodes of THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES on MTV.ca. THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES follows Elvin Princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton, WHEN CALLS THE HEART), Elf-Human hybrid Wil (Austin Butler, THE CARRIE DIARIES), and Human Rover Eretria (Ivana Baquero, Pan's Labyrinth) as they embark on a quest to stop evil spirits from destroying the world. Through their journey they realize they’re being hunted by the Dagda Mor’s (Jed Brophy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) demons, and the unlikely team must do everything in their power to protect Amberle, who’s special powers are the key to saving the four lands. In tonight’s episode (Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. ET), Wil, Amberle, and Eretria must cross ancient human ruins to reach the Bloodfire. This hidden protective magic ring encompasses the Four Lands, and is the only hope of saving the Ellcrys. But a nefarious evil stands in their way, testing their friendship, and manipulating them against each other. In the season finale of THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (Tuesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET), Wil and Amberle race to reach the Ellcrys, while Allanon (Manu Bennett, SPARTACUS) and Ander (Aaron Jakubenko, NEIGHBOURS) lead the Elvin army in an epic battle against the Dagda Mor and his demon horde. But the cost of their quest could prove too great, altering everyone’s destinies forever. Source: Numeris (August 31, 2015 – February 7, 2016)

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