The Friday night 10pm premiere of The Pillars of the Earth averaged 690,000 viewers between Starz (423,000) and Encore (267,000).
press note from Starz:
Despite robust Free On Demand sampling with our affiliates and additional online opportunities, preliminary viewership data for The Pillars of the Earth netted across Starz & Encore at 10PM ET/PT a combined viewership P2+ figure of 690,000 individuals watching the first two hours of the 8-hour event.
Pillars will not be on Encore for new episode premiers going forward. See below for Starz & Encore breakdown
Additional Sunday airing on Starz and on other Starz theme channel airings will almost certainly send this figure well over distinct 1 million viewers, and will take a couple of weeks for the significant on-demand/online sampling to come in (based on past experience for our other originals).