BBC America's Intruders premiere cracks one million viewers
| 02 September 2014
BBC America's eight-part paranormal thriller, Intruders, delivered the biggest Supernatural Saturday series premiere (and second highest series premiere ever) for the channel in Live+3-Day, earning 1.223 million total viewers and 623,000 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen.
Its 77% growth among the latter demo over its Live+SD ranks ahead of the series premieres of both Atlantis (38%) and Orphan Black (29%). The series premiered on Saturday 23 August.
From writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Starring John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James Frain, Millie Brown and Tory Kittles, the series is based on British novelist Michael Marshall Smith's The Intruders and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.
In Live+SD, the Intruders 10pm premiere delivered 796,000 total viewers and 352,000 for adults 25 to 54. The premiere is on par with the season one premiere of Orphan Black.