Preacher Hits Top 10 Cable Dramas!

Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare - Preacher _ Season 1, Episode 9 - Photo Credit: Lewis Jacobs/Sony Pictures Television/AMC
Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare – Preacher. Photo Credit: Lewis Jacobs/Sony Pictures Television/AMC

The first season of Preacher may not have reached Walking Dead (or even Fear the Walking Dead) numbers, but it become one of cable’s top ten dramas and #2 in the Adults 25-54 demographic.

The series, which stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun as (respectively) a preacher, his ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire , is now available for binge watching through AMC.com.

Follow the jump for more.

“PREACHER” SEASON ONE ESTABLISHES SERIES AS A TOP 10 CABLE DRAMA AND THE #2 NEW DRAMA LAUNCH OF THE YEAR AMONG ADULTS 25-54 

SEASON AVERAGED 3.0 MILLION VIEWERS PER EPISODE, INCLUDING 1.7 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 (LIVE+3)  

SEASON FINALE DELIVERED 3.1 MILLION VIEWERS, INCLUDING 1.7 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 

ALL 10 EPISODES OF SEASON ONE NOW AVAILABLE ON AMC.COM FOR A SUMMER BINGE – FANS CAN RELIVE THEIR FAVORITE MOMENTS OR GET CAUGHT UP IN ANTICIPATION OF NEXT YEAR’S SECOND SEASON

NEW YORK, NY, August 5, 2016 – “Preacher” on Sunday ended a first season that solidified the series as a top 10 cable drama and the #2 new cable drama of 2016 among adults 25-54. The initial season of 10 episodes averaged 3.0 million viewers per episode, including 1.7 million adults 25-54. Sunday’s finale delivered 3.1 million viewers, including 1.7 million adults 25-54.

The series will return for a second season next year and all 10 episodes of season one are currently available on AMC.com for the next two months as a summer binge for fans who want to relive favorite moments and episodes, catch up in anticipation of season two or just watch from start to finish. Over the course of the season, Preacher episodes were watched 2.4 million times online through AMC.com and other authenticated digital platforms, in addition to the linear viewership.

“When we announced plans for a TV adaptation of the iconic comic book ‘Preacher,’ the most consistent reaction – often, even, from existing fans – was, ‘There’s no way to do that story on television.’ Thanks to the vision, passion, smarts and guts of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin and the entire team on this show, we have just concluded a season of television that looks like nothing else I have ever seen on television,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Huge thanks and well done to the trio of Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun, who are now leading a road trip unlike any other. And, of course, thank you again to our partners at Sony Pictures Television, Tom Cruise, and the creators of ‘Preacher,’ Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the latter simply for being so damned crazy in the first place. It is the time of the Preacher, and the story really has just begun.”

Key Nielsen Highlights “Preacher” Season One Performance Averages (L+3):

  • 3.0 million viewers, up 76% from live/same day
  • 1.6 million Adults 18-49, up 94% from live/same day
  • 1.7 million Adults 25-54, up 91% from live/same day

 

Key Nielsen Highlights for the season finale of “Preacher” (L+3)

Episode 109, 9 p.m., Sunday, July 31

  • 3.1 million viewers, up 78% from live/same day
  • 1.5 million Adults 18-49, up 102% from live/same day
  • 1.7 million Adults 25-54, up 101% from live/same day

 

2016 Drama Rankers

Net Program P25-54 (000)
AMC WALKING DEAD 11,335
HBOM GAME OF THRONES 6,591
AMC FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 4,697
FX ACS: PEOPLE V. OJ SIMPSON 3,734
AMC BETTER CALL SAUL 2,572
HIST VIKINGS 2,000
AMC PREACHER 1,730
STZP POWER 3 1,702
TNT RIZZOLI & ISLES 1,509
SHO1 SHAMELESS S6 1,504

 

 

Source:  Nielsen L+3.  2016 to-date (12/28/2015 – 07/31/2016) Prime 8P-11P, Cable Drama Series, >= 3 t/c, excludes repeats and specials.  #2 Launch among A25-54

 

“Preacher” was developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“This is The End,” “Superbad,” “Neighbors”) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”).

The series stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.

Credits:

Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer: Sam Catlin

Executive Producers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures

Executive Producers: Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur for Original Film

Executive Producers: Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter and Ken F. Levin

Co-Executive Producers: Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Mark McNair, Michael Slovis and Sara Goodman

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