From a media release:
HISTORYÂ®â€™s EmmyÂ®Â Award-nominated original seriesÂ VikingsÂ returned with a vengeance, slaying the competition and seizing theÂ #1 spot of the night across specialtyÂ with 465,000 Canadians (2+)Â Â watching its November 30thÂ mid-season premiere. As the enigmatic Ragnar Lothbrok made his return to Kattegat,Â VikingsÂ claimed top spot in multiple key demos, including 2+, A25-54 and A18-49. Since its launch in 2013,Â VikingsÂ has consistently been the #1 scripted series across Canadian specialty* (2+, A25-54, A18-34 and A18-49) and following Wednesdayâ€™s strong start, the momentum continues.
HISTORYâ€™s domination continued with the special presentation of the premiere of Showcaseâ€™sÂ IncorporatedÂ and the documentary specialÂ Vikings: The Saga of Ragnar LothbrokÂ taking the #2 (127,000 A25-54) and #3 spots (116,000, A25-54) of the night, respectively.
AdditionalÂ VikingsÂ data highlights include:
- VikingsÂ is already on track to be the #1 original scripted series of the fall (A25-54)
- The season 4B premiere grew its audience by 22% (2+), 24% (A25-54), 43% (A18-34) and 39% (A18-49) over last Springâ€™s season 4A finale
- VikingsÂ was the most-talked about Specialty series in Canada on both Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday night**
- Since it premiered in 2013,Â VikingsÂ continues to be the #1 series onÂ HISTORY.caÂ and on the HISTORY Go app***
In the next episode ofÂ Vikings,Â airingÂ Wednesday,Â Dec. 7Â atÂ 9 p.m. ET/PTÂ on HISTORY, the Kattegat locals chide Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) that the gods have deserted him as he struggles to crew his voyage to Wessex. Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) prepares to fulfill his dream of exploring the Mediterranean.