via press release:
A&E’S SERIES PREMIERE OF ‘’ BECOMES MOST-WATCHED ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES TELECAST IN NETWORK HISTORY WITH 3.6 MILLION VIEWERS
NEW YORK, NY – July 12, 2010 – A&E Network’s series premiere of the new original scripted drama series, “” on Sunday, July 11th at 10PM garnered a record-breaking 3.6 million viewers, becoming the most-watched original drama series telecast in network history, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals.
Garnering critical praise prior to its launch, “” also delivered a record 1.4 million viewers in the key 25-54 demographic, as well as 1.2 million viewers 18-49. Combined with the encore airing, “ ” was watched by a total of 5.1 million viewers for the premiere night of the series. The premiere episode also grew by 38% from its lead-in.
“We are very encouraged by the response that ‘’ has received from the press and our viewers,” said Bob DeBitetto, President & General Manager of A&E and BIO Channel. “The fact that the series was able to break through in a crowded summer landscape against heavy competition is a testament to the quality of the show and the incredible talent and performance of the show’s lead Matt Passmore.”
“The Glades,” a character driven police procedural set in the fictional town of Palm Glade, Florida, stars Australian actor Matt Passmore (“McLeod’s Daughters,” “Underbelly”), Kiele Sanchez (“Lost,” “Samantha Who?”), Carlos Gómez (“Shark,” “Sleeper Cell”) and Michelle Hurd (“Law & Order,” “ ”).
New episodes of “The Glades” air every Sunday at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.
“The Glades” is produced by Fox Television Studios for A&E Network. The series executive producer is Clifton Campbell (“,” “Profiler,” “21 Jump Street”) for Innuendo Productions and Gary Randall (“Saving Grace”) for Grand Productions, Inc. The series creator is Clifton Campbell.