Sci-Fi Drama 'Continuum' Crushes the Competition (in Canada) in Its Premiere
Science fiction series Continuum premiered to an estimated 900,000 viewers on Canada’s Showcase network and reached a cumulative total (who watched any part of either of the two airings) of 1.7 million. The series is not currently airing on any network in the USA.
via press release:
CONTINUUM CRUSHES THE COMPETITION
1.7 million Canadians tuned into the series on Sunday
#1 scripted specialty drama episode this year
TORONTO, May 28, 2012 – The numbers are in and the future looks bright for Continuum. The wildly anticipated debut of the Showcase original series smashed the competition, reaching 1.7 million* Canadians throughout its two airings on Sunday night. The premiere episode garnered a viewership** of 900,000 (2+) and 427,000 (A25-54) in its 9 pm timeslot, becoming the highest single episode ever on Showcase.
The massive premiere was the highest ranked show of the night across all of Canadian commercial television for Adults 25-54, Men 25-54, and Adults 18-49. With this record, Continuum claims the top spot as the #1 scripted specialty drama episode for this broadcast year across multiple demos.
Continuum is a futuristic police drama starring Rachel Nichols (Criminal Minds, Alias) as Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution in the year 2077, they vault back in time to 2012 sweeping dedicated City Protective Services officer, Kiera, along with them. With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen; Jericho, Scream 4) Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they can change the course of history forever. Desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera impersonates a local law enforcement officer to expedite her investigation, forming an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster; Castle, Melrose Place).
Filmed on location in Vancouver, Continuum is developed and produced by Reunion Pictures in association with Shaw Media.
Continuum airs Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT exclusively on Showcase.
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Source: BBM Canada PPM data; 8/29/11 – 5/27/12
*Cume reach, Viewers 2+
Showcase is a Shaw Media channel.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
About Reunion Pictures.
Reunion Pictures Inc. is a Vancouver based production company with a long history of developing, financing and producing successful award winning television and film properties for Canadian and international markets.