BBC AMERICA'S "INTRUDERS" PULLS 1.223 MILLION VIEWERS
BBC AMERICA'S HIGHEST RATED NEW SERIES PREMIERE FOR SUPERNATURAL SATURDAY IN LIVE+3-DAY
New York - August 29, 2014 - BBC AMERICA's new eight part paranormal thriller, Intruders, delivers the channel its biggest Supernatural Saturday series premiere ever in Live+3-Day, earning 1.223 million Total Viewers and 623,000 in A25-54. Its +77% growth among A25-54 over its Live+SD ranks ahead of the series premieres of both Atlantis (+38%) and Orphan Black (+29%). The series premiered on Saturday, August 23, 10:00pm ET and is the channel's second highest series premiere ever in Live+3-Day.
From writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Starring John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James Frain, Millie Brown and Tory Kittles, the series is based on British novelist Michael Marshall Smith's 'The Intruders' and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.
Ahead of the holiday weekend, BBC AMERICA is previewing the entire second episode of Intruders on VOD, BBCAmerica.com and BBC AMERICA's YouTube channel.
Notes to Editors:
· In Live+SD, Intruders 10:00pm premiere delivered 796,000 total viewers and 352,000 A25-54. The premiere is on par with the season one premiere of Orphan Black.
· Over 1 million total viewers Live+SD Cume* tuned in for BBC AMERICA's new eight part paranormal thriller, Intruders, which helped deliver BBC AMERICA its highest rated Saturday night ever.
The Nielsen Company
*Cumulative includes two replays for the night (2:00am and 5:00am ET)
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.