via press release:
USA NETWORK’S AWARD-WINNING SERIES “MR. ROBOT” JUMPS 36% IN P18-49 FOR WEEK TWO
Series Currently Ranks as a Top 3 New Cable Series in 2015
New Episodes of the Critically Acclaimed “MR. ROBOT” Premiere Wednesday Nights at 10/9c
NEW YORK – July 6, 2015 – USA Network’s award-winning series MR. ROBOT saw strong growth in the L3 audience for the second episode on July 1 at 10PM, generating 1.41 MM in P18-49 (+36% from week one) and 1.61 in P25-54 (+34% from week one) and 3.2 MM total viewers (+13% from week one). The critically acclaimed series, which was already renewed for a second season, now ranks as a top three cable series debut of the year.
MR. ROBOT follows Elliot (Rami Malek, “The Pacific”), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader (Christian Slater, “The Adderall Diaries”) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. The series also stars Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”).
On Wednesday’s all-new episode (eps1.2_d3bug.mkv) Elliot tries to lead a normal life – but is mysteriously lured back into fsociety. Gideon (recurring guest star Michel Gill) also gets suspicious of Elliot’s motives and Tyrell (Wallström) plays dirty at Evil Corp.
The series won over audiences at this year’s South By Southwest Festival in March, winning the coveted audience award in the Episodics category. MR. ROBOT was also named an official selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in April.
From Universal Cable Productions, MR. ROBOT is from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail (“Comet”) and executive producers Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”).
About USA Network:
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA’s award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com.