TNT's "The Alienist" Premieres As Cable's #1 New Drama
Psychological Thriller's First Episode Reaches More Than 13 Million Viewers to Date,
Delivering TNT's Strongest Series Debut Since 2012 and A Record Setting Digital Launch
MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 - TNT's The Alienist scored an impressive launch last Monday night to become cable's #1 new drama series this season in Live +3 delivery. This gripping, turn-of-the-century murder mystery has so far reached a cumulative 13.1 million total viewers in telecasts airing last week, nearly half of whom were new to the network. The premiere TNT telecast alone averaged 3.1M total viewers and nearly 1M viewers 18-49 in Live +3, and the network's Live +35 multiplatform projection is 16 million, making it TNT's most successful launch event since 2012. New episodes of The Alienist premiere Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT only on TNT.
Hailed as "exhilarating to watch" by USA Today, and "richly detailed" by the Los Angeles Times, The Alienist beat out 8 new dramas that have already premiered this season for the #1 slot. The Alienist premiere was also a record setting digital launch for TNT, generating more than 4 million total minutes watched on TNT's apps and sites, the most digital views among all TNT series, and sparking more than 10 million social engagements. The hit series is 2018's most buzzed about new drama.
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 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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