From a media release:
Space hasÂ FridayÂ nights locked and servedÂ as the series debut of the Space original seriesÂ KILLJOYSÂ drew an average preliminary overnight audience of 286,000 viewers, making KILLJOYS the #1 entertainment specialty program of the day.Â During itsÂ 9 p.m. ETÂ timeslot, Space was the #1 entertainment specialty network with total viewers, an increase ofÂ 133% compared to the timeslot average this broadcast year-to-date. Combined with the encoreÂ midnightÂ airing on Space, and theÂ June 20, 10 p.m. encore broadcast on CTV, the series premiere ofÂ KILLJOYSÂ saw a total audience of 694,000.
AlsoÂ on FridayÂ night, new Canadian sci-fi dramaÂ DARK MATTERÂ continues to be a hit with Space viewers in itsÂ 10 p.m. ETÂ 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 ofÂ KILLJOYSÂ andÂ DARK MATTER, Space was the #1 entertainment specialty network overall in theÂ 9p.m.-11p.m. ETÂ 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 ofÂ KILLJOYS, â€œThe Sugar Point Runâ€Â (Friday, June 26Â atÂ 9 p.m. ET),Â a hostage exchange with a vengeful warlord turns deadly when the Killjoys find themselves stranded in Sugar Point â€“ a restricted, bombed-out city on Westerley overrun with dangerous gangs and scavengers.
In Episode 3 ofÂ DARK MATTER, (Friday, June 26Â atÂ 10 p.m. ET),Â 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, â€œ5â€ makes a shocking discovery.