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Dark Matter pulls in 273,000 viewers in debut

From a media release:

Friday night’s series debut of Canadian sci-fi drama DARK MATTER drew a preliminary overnight audience of more than 270,000 viewers, making it the #1 entertainment specialty program of the day. The one-hour premiere at 10 p.m. ET also made Space the top entertainment specialty network in its timeslot for total viewers and the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos, and the #1 entertainment specialty network for the day among A25-54.

DARK MATTER follows the crew of a derelict spaceship who awaken from stasis, with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal, and hidden secrets.DARK MATTER is created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, the team behind the Dark Matter graphic novel and the fan-favourite STARGATE franchise.

In Episode 2 (Friday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET), as the crew comes to terms with the revelations about their respective pasts, they are faced with a dilemma – help the miners against insurmountable odds, or abandon them to certain death. Episode 2 of DARK MATTER follows the debut of Space original series KILLJOYS, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET.

DARK MATTER’s crew are One (Marc Bendavid, BITTEN), the charming, moral centre of the crew; Two (Melissa O’Neil, Broadway’s Les Misérables), the tough and determined leader of the group; Three (Anthony Lemke, 19-2), the mercenary who looks out for only himself; the calmly ruthless and stoic Four (Alex Mallari Jr., Robocop); Five (Jodelle Ferland, The Cabin in the Woods), the team’s youngest member with a skill for mechanics and a mysterious ability; the low-key Six (Roger Cross, MOTIVE), a man of integrity; and The Android (Zoie Palmer, LOST GIRL), an outsider among the ship’s human passengers yet an indispensable member who possesses control over the ship’s systems.

Developed by Prodigy Pictures in association with Space, executive producers for DARK MATTER are Jay Firestone (LOST GIRL), creators Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Vanessa Piazza (LOST GIRL).

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2 thoughts on “Dark Matter pulls in 273,000 viewers in debut”

  1. I am already hooked! The very first show had my attention and wanting more. After “Star Gate” I thought I would never find a show that compared. I was getting space withdraw, and I think this might be the show to cure it. I do not read comic books, but it makes me want to go out and by “Dark Matter”. Thank you for bringing out a new space show. I am looking forward to the rest of the season!

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