- 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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TORONTO, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - 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
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
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 bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/space/
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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.
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 Space.ca, 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
For further information:
Natalie Cole, Space, 416.384.2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Costa, Space, 416.384.7702 or email@example.com