Steven Seagal Lawman premiered Wednesday with back-to-back episodes that averaged a record-breaking 3.5 million viewers (3.4 million at 10p, and 3.6 at 10:30p). It also averaged 2.0 million adults 18-49 viewers and was the most-watched original series launch in A&E's history in all key demos. Here's the press release from A&E:
A&E’S ‘STEVEN SEAGAL LAWMAN’ ARRESTS RECORD AUDIENCES
REAL-LIFE SERIES PREMIERE BECOMES A&E’S MOST-WATCHED ORIGINAL SERIES LAUNCH AMONG ALL KEY DEMOS
RECORD-BREAKING SERIES LAUNCH SEEN BY 3.5 MILLION VIEWERS
NEW YORK, NY – December 3, 2009 – The launch of A&E’s new original series “Steven Seagal Lawman” premiered Wednesday night at 10PM ET/PT with a record-breaking 3.5 million total viewers and 2.0 million viewers adults 18-49 and 25-54 over two back-to-back episodes, making it the most-watched original series launch in the network’s history among all key demos.
The series also witnessed growth episode-to-episode climbing from 3.4 million viewers at 10PM to 3.6 million at 10:30PM. Back-to-back new episodes of “Steven Seagal Lawman” air weekly Wednesdays at 10PM and 10:30PM ET/PT.
The success comes on the heels of Monday night’s record-breaking performance, when the hit series “Hoarders” temporarily became the network’s best ever season opener for any original A&E series among adults 18-49 and 25-54.
“Steven Seagal Lawman” chronicles martial arts expert and international film star Steven Seagal’s extraordinary life in law enforcement. “Steven Seagal Lawman” is produced for A&E Network by ITV Studios (formerly Granada America) and Steamroller Productions. John X. Kim is the Executive Producer, Lucas Platt is the Co- Executive Producer, and Anna Geddes is the Series Producer for ITV Studios. Steven Seagal and Phillip B. Goldfine are Executive Producers for Steamroller Productions. Joe Halpin and Binh Dang are Producers for Steamroller Productions. Executive Producers for A&E are Robert Sharenow and Neil A. Cohen.
A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network’s original scripted series, to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” “Hoarders,” “Paranormal State” and “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48” and “Manhunters.” The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com. For more press information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.