Series Debut Claims Top Fall Premiere on Showcase, Continuing the Network's Success as the #1 Entertainment Specialty Station
"Runaways is refreshingly different…Don't run from this" – 24 Hours
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TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Showcase's highly-anticipated coming-of-age series Marvel's Runaways bolted onto the scene Wednesday with a special two-hour premiere claiming top spot as the #1 entertainment specialty program of the night* among multiple key demos including A25-54 and the millennial-skewing A18-49 and A18-34. Furthermore, when looking at all Specialty programs on Wednesday, including male-dominated sports content, Marvel's Runaways beat last night's NBA Toronto Raptors game amongst M25-54, A25-54, A18-49, and A18-34 audiences**. The action series also ranked as Showcase's #1 premiere this fall***, adding another hit to the #1 entertainment specialty network's**** fall schedule.
Based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, the action series explores the younger side of the Marvel Universe and follows a group of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents. In the next episode (Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on Showcase), the kids are reeling following last night's events. As an investigation begins, they discover their parents may have more to hide than they could have imagined.
Viewers can catch up on full episodes of Marvel's Runaways on Showcase on Demand – check local listings. For more information on Showcase's full schedule including original sci-fi drama Travelers, high-flying hit Supergirl, fan-favourite Mr. Robot, and the upcoming premiere of absurd new series HAPPY!, visit http://www.showcase.ca/.
* Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, Nov22/17 - overnights, AMA(000), English Canadian Specialty Networks – excluding sports, A25-54, A18-49, A18-34, M25-54
** Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, Nov22/17 - overnights, AMA(000), English Canadian Specialty Networks, A25-54, A18-49, A18-34, M25-54
*** Numeris PPM Data, Fall'17 STD (Aug28-Nov22/17) – confirmed up to Nov 12/17, Total Canada, AMA(000), A25-54 & A18-49
****Numeris PPM Data, Fall'17 STD (Aug28-Nov11/17 – confirmed data, Total Canada, AMA(000), A25-54 & A18-49, English Canadian Specialty Networks – excludes sports
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