TNT's "The Alienist" Defying TV Trends and Growing Every Week to Achieve Impressive 40% In-Season Growth
Monday's Episode Six Up an Exceptional 26% L+SD In Latest Week Over Week Ratings Growth
Tracking to Rank Among 2018's Top 10 Dramas
Historic Digital Viewing with Four Times More Starts Over Any TNT Original
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 - TNT's The Alienist scored another impressive week's premiere Monday night holding claim to cable's #1 new drama series this season and continuing to show strong momentum to achieve an extraordinary 40 percent in-season growth, a trajectory that only two top dramas (in a universe of more than 500 dramas on television) managed to achieve in 2017.
This week's TNT telecast was up an incredible 26 percent, generating 1.725M total viewers and nearly 600K 18-49 viewers in Live + Same Day. The network's Live +7 projection for the season finale is currently over 1.6M A18-49, which has it tracking as a top 10 drama for the year.
This gripping, turn-of-the-century prestige murder mystery has so far reached a cumulative 37M total viewers, with four times more digital video plays than any other TNT original. The Alienist has surpassed 11 new dramas that have premiered this season for the #1 slot. The remaining four new episodes of The Alienist premiere Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT only on TNT.
The Alienist is a co-production of Paramount Television and Turner's Studio T. BAFTA-nominee Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror) serves as director and executive producer along with Academy Award(R) winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), Academy Award(R) nominees Hossein Amini (Drive) and E. Max Frye (Foxcatcher), Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin, along with Chris Symes and Emmy(R) winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective). Serving as co-executive producers on the series are Marshall Persinger (Rectify) and Jamie Payne (The Driver).
TNT is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including Animal Kingdom, Claws, Good Behavior, The Last Ship, The Librarians, the upcoming One Day She'll Darken, Snowpiercer, Deadlier Than The Male and more. TNT's premium non-fiction series include the upcoming Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse. TNT also presents popular shows such as Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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