[04/25/14 - 07:45 AM]
Unprecedented Rise for BBC America's "Orphan Black" Season Two Premiere
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, April 19.

[via press release from BBC America]




New York - April 25, 2014 - BBC AMERICA's award-winning thriller, Orphan Black, doubled its P2+ and A25-54 audience in Live+3 from Live+SD. The Live+3 audience totalled* 1,577,000 (premiere and three replays over the weekend), including 927,000 Adults 25-54 and 909,000 Adults 18-49.

The premiere, which aired on Saturday April 19, had already recorded its highest-ever A18-49 delivery in Live+SD (391K), and increased 91% in Live+3 to 746,000. Orphan Black is second only to the channel's highest rated series, Doctor Who, in A18-49.

The Live+3 lift from Live+SD for the Orphan Black season two premiere ranks #1 among all TV drama season premieres thus far in the 2013/14 TV season.

In Live+3, the season two premiere is now well ahead of the season one premiere in all three demos - up 41% in P2+, 52% in A25-54, and 65% in A18-49.

BBC AMERICA General Manager, Perry Simon, commented: "We have been overwhelmed by the tremendous critical and social media reaction to this show. Our viewers are some of the most affluent and tech savvy in television, and clearly a huge number of them set their DVRs to make sure they didn't miss it."

In addition, Orphan Black was the #1 television show on Twitter and Tumblr for the day of premiere and was the #1 basic cable drama on Twitter for the week.

The Peabody Award winning series is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC AMERICA and Bell Media. Orphan Black's first season premiered on BBC AMERICA on Saturday, March 30, 2013 following the season premiere of Doctor Who.

Ratings source: Nielsen Media Research

Social source: Nielsen SocialGuide and Union Metrics

* Cume of 9:00pm premiere and three replays (Saturday 12:00am, 3:00am and Sunday 11:00pm)

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including two Emmy(R) Awards, five Golden Globes(R) and eleven Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online,www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.

  [april 2014]  


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