1.7 million Canadians tuned into the series on Sunday
#1 scripted specialty drama episode this year
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TORONTO, May 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The numbers are in and the future looks
bright for Continuum. The wildly anticipated debut of the Showcase original series smashed the competition, reaching 1.7 million* Canadians throughout its two airings on Sunday night. The premiere
episode garnered a viewership** of 900,000 (2+) and 427,000 (A25-54) in its 9 pm timeslot, becoming the highest single episode ever
The massive premiere was the highest ranked show of the night across all of Canadian
commercial television for Adults 25-54, Men 25-54, and Adults 18-49. With this record, Continuum claims the top spot as the #1 scripted specialty drama episode for this broadcast year across multiple demos.
Continuum is a futuristic police drama starring Rachel Nichols (Criminal Minds, Alias) as Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in
present day Vancouver. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes
their planned execution in the year 2077, they vault back in time to
2012 sweeping dedicated City Protective Services officer, Kiera, along
with them. With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler
(Erik Knudsen; Jericho, Scream 4) Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they can
change the course of history forever. Desperate to get back to her
husband and son, Kiera impersonates a local law enforcement officer to
expedite her investigation, forming an uneasy alliance with her new
partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster; Castle, Melrose Place).
Filmed on location in Vancouver, Continuum is developed and produced by Reunion Pictures in association with Shaw
Continuum airs Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT exclusively on Showcase.
Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/showcasedotca, facebook.com/continuumseries
Source: BBM Canada PPM data; 8/29/11 - 5/27/12
*Cume reach, Viewers 2+
Showcase is a Shaw Media channel.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing
consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home
Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite
direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming
content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers,
through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one
of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global
Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food
Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the
Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60
Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about
Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
About Reunion Pictures.
Reunion Pictures Inc. is a Vancouver based production company with a
long history of developing, financing and producing successful award
winning television and film properties for Canadian and international
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