From a media release:
Space has Friday nights locked and served as the series debut of the Space original series KILLJOYS drew an average preliminary overnight audience of 286,000 viewers, making KILLJOYS the #1 entertainment specialty program of the day. During its 9 p.m. ET timeslot, Space was the #1 entertainment specialty network with total viewers, an increase of 133% compared to the timeslot average this broadcast year-to-date. Combined with the encore midnight airing on Space, and the June 20, 10 p.m. encore broadcast on CTV, the series premiere of KILLJOYS saw a total audience of 694,000.
Also on Friday night, new Canadian sci-fi drama DARK MATTER continues to be a hit with Space viewers in its 10 p.m. ET timeslot drawing an audience of 262,000 viewers for its second episode, making Space the #1 entertainment specialty network in the timeslot for total viewers and among adults 25-54. During the back-to-back airing of KILLJOYS and DARK MATTER, Space was the #1 entertainment specialty network overall in the 9p.m.-11p.m. ET timeslot.
Genre fans were also lighting up Twitter as #Killjoys and @Killjoys resulted in 4.5 million impressions from 1,119 tweets in Canada over the weekend, and 21.5 million impressions from 9,493 tweets worldwide. Both #Killjoys and #DarkMatter were a trending topic across the country, with #DarkMatter trending worldwide during its timeslot.
On the next episode of KILLJOYS, “The Sugar Point Run” (Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET), a hostage exchange with a vengeful warlord turns deadly when the Killjoys find themselves stranded in Sugar Point – a restricted, bombed-out city on Westerley overrun with dangerous gangs and scavengers.
In Episode 3 of DARK MATTER, (Friday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET), when the ship mysteriously drops, suggestions of sabotage abound, fueling the onboard paranoia. A perilous EVA (space walk) is required to bring The Raza’s systems back online. Meanwhile, “5” makes a shocking discovery.