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Link: Dark Matter showrunner Joseph Mallozzi on episode 2

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Dark Matter episode 2 postmortem: Moving on from past events
The TV Junkies sat down for a post-episode chat with showrunner Joseph Mallozzi. Mallozzi was kind enough to give us details on each character’s perspective, what it was like filming the episode’s large action sequences and a little preview of what lies ahead in the coming weeks on Dark Matter. As a heads up for Dark Matter fans, Mallozzi will be sitting down after each episode throughout Season 1 of Dark Matter, so don’t forget to check back in with us here at The TV Junkies on a weekly basis. Continue reading.

286,000 viewers makes Killjoys the #1 entertainment specialty program Friday

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.

Link: Will Sasso, Jonny Harris poke fun at kindly Canucks in dual CBC-TV comedies

From Cassandra Szklarski of Canadian Press:

Will Sasso, Jonny Harris poke fun at kindly Canucks in dual CBC-TV comedies
Will Sasso and Jonny Harris are relying on the kindness of Canadians for their latest comic ventures.

Sasso’s hidden camera show “Fool Canada” puts the former “Mad TV” star in disguise and sends him on wild encounters with unsuspecting people while Harris’ travel show “Still Standing” is peppered with jokes about the small-town residents he meets. Continue reading.

Rookie Blue blazes through competition with over 1.5 million weekly viewers

From a media release:

Starting June 24Global’s homegrown hit  Rookie Blue moves to an all new timeslot on Wednesday nights at 9pm ET/PT. The nation’s top Canadian drama of 2015 (A18-49, A25-54) had an explosive premiere this spring, and is averaging over 1.5 million weekly viewers (2+) with no intention of slowing down. 

This Wednesday’s all-new episode starts with a bang after a community-outreach baseball game erupts in a drive-by shooting and Gail’s relationship with her brother, Steve Peck, is put to the test in the search for the shooter. Meanwhile, Sam plans a getaway with Andy up to Oliver’s cabin, which goes off the rails in every possible way – except one.

The sixth season of Rookie Blue has been chock-full of dramatic, edge-of-your-seat moments anchoring the series as Global’s #1 Canadian series of 2015. For additional data highlights, please see below.


·         Rookie Blue averages over 1.5 million weekly viewers (2+)

·         Rookie Blue is Global’s #1 Canadian series of 2015 (+2, W25-54)

·         Rookie Blue is the #1 Canadian drama series of 2015 (A18-49, A25-54)

·         Rookie Blue is the #1 Canadian drama series of 2015 across all conventional in four meter markets (Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver) (A18-49, A25-54)

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