Hot on the heels of its massive US debut, FOX8’s exclusive premiere of FALLING SKIES was a huge success last night, and now stands as the channel’s highest rating television drama of all time.
The much-hyped, alien invasion sci-fi starring Noah Wyle reached a combined 352,000* different people, which also makes it FOX8’s highest rating program this year. Additionally, the premiere almost tripled FOX8’s year-to-date timeslot average.
The new Steven Spielberg series is proving to be a ratings juggernaut in the States as well, with its US premiere posting as the most-watched cable debut of the year. TNT have just renewed FALLING SKIES for a second series, with another 10 episodes to air in the US next summer.
The premiere episode will encore today at 12.30pm, Sunday at 10.30pm and Tuesday at 3.30pm and 10.30pm (AEST), with the next installment premiering on Thursday, July 14 at 8.30pm exclusively on FOX8.
*Includes screenings on FOX8+2