TORONTO (August 25, 2014) – It was a veritable genre convention on Canadian TV this weekend as viewers tuned into Space in record numbers. Saturday night’s highly-anticipated Season 8 premiere event of DOCTOR WHO featuring the debut of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Time Lord, delivered 805,000 viewers, making it the #1 program of the day on all of television among the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos, and the most-watched Space episode this broadcast-year-to-date, reaching nearly 1.4 million viewers overall. Following DOCTOR WHO, the series premiere of body-snatcher drama INTRUDERS, starring Mira Sorvino, drew 224,000 total viewers, increasing the timeslot average by 37%. Between 8-11 p.m. ET, Space was the most watched channel for total viewers, A25-54 and A18-49 demos.
On Sunday night, the Michael Bay-produced military-thriller, THE LAST SHIP, starring Eric Dane, wrapped a spectacular inaugural season with 222,000 total viewers tuning in to the season finale. THE LAST SHIP is the #1 program on Space broadcast-year-to-date with an average audience of 374,000 viewers. All three, smash-hit series are available 24/7 at Space.ca.
On Twitter, #DoctorWho garnered more than 5,000 tweets on Saturday, creating an estimated 6.5 million estimated impressions on the social media platform in Canada. Throughout the day, multiple DOCTOR WHO-related topics appeared in the Top 10 trending list.