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Press Release: Space Catapults into the New Year After Most-Watched December, Ever

Space (logo via Wikimedia)

Space (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (January 8, 2015) – Space audiences skyrocketed this past December – the most-watched month in the channel’s history – making it the #1 entertainment specialty channel for the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Drawing in an average audience of 101,000 total viewers, December 2014 saw Space’s key A25-54 demo rise 37% and jump four spots to #1. A major contributor to Space’s record-breaking month is its signature series DOCTOR WHO and the premiere of the 2014 Christmas special LAST CHRISTMAS, which drew an average audience of 792,000 viewers, making it the top broadcast on Space this broadcast year-to-date.

Other key December audience boosters were Space’s Magical Merry Marathon which featured HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN on December 27 and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS on December 28, pulling in 510,000 and 746,000 viewers, respectively. On December 28, Space’s exclusive series THE LIBRARIANS, currently airing at Sundays at 8 p.m. ET, pulled in a series-high 675,000 viewers, making it the #2 entertainment specialty program. THE HUNGER GAMES, which aired as part of Space’s Super Team Marathon, delivered an average audience of 526,000 viewers December 29.

In January, Space blasted into the top-ranking position as the #1 entertainment specialty channel for total viewers and the key A25-54 and 18-49 demos thus far. As the new year continues, Space fans can look forward to more fantastic drama with all-new episodes of THE LIBRARIANS airing Sundays at 8 p.m. ET, as well as new seasons of fan-favourites ATLANTIS and SALEM in the spring, and the THE LAST SHIP in June. Space’s original series slate is jam-packed with returning mega-hits including BITTEN, with Season 2 premiering Saturday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET; Season 3 of ORPHAN BLACK, premiering Saturday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET; and the upcoming adventure drama series KILLJOYS, slated to premiere this summer.

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Canadian TV Ratings: November 3-9, 2014

This week saw fan favourites NCISCastle, Agents of SHIELD and The Flash vanish from the charts. Most of them disappeared due to preemptions somewhat related to the US election on the 4th. As that’s the case, there are a few oddities on the charts this week.

Castle was out of the mix on Monday, leaving Gotham, The Blacklist and CTV Evening News to take first, second and third place for the night respectively. Gotham had a surprising spike in viewership considering it lost its lead in of original Big Bang Theory episodes last week. The Batman crime drama managed to gain 275,000 viewers.

As the US elections were on Tuesday, it was the day probably hardest hit by preemptions. CTV chose to run The Hunger Games and it did fairly well with 1,702,000 tuning in.

Many of the shows during the rest of the week saw negligible losses and gains from last week, however on the weekend things became a bit more interesting. The weekend edition of CTV Evening News sprung out of nowhere to best CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada for Saturday. On Sunday, Once lost 137,000 viewers from last week, while Madam Secretary surged, gaining 265,000 viewers over last week. Looks like it’s gaining a following, who would’ve guessed?
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