New York, NY –Friday, April 20, 2018– The second episode of BBC AMERICA’S critically acclaimed spy drama Killing Evedelivered 692,000 viewers, growing from its series premiere last week in total viewers and both the adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos, in Nielsen live+3 ratings. Adults 25-54 grew 9% from premiere. Gathering significant critical acclaim and buzz, Killing Eve is one of just three ad-supported dramas this season to post growth from its series premiere.
The series premiere also continues to attract new viewers, reaching over 3.7 million viewers across linear and digital platforms to date and ranking as the network’s top on-demand performer of the year.
Killing Eve airs Sundays at, 8/7c on BBC AMERICA and has already been renewed for a second season.
Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve follows these two women, equally obsessed with each other, as they go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
Killing Eve was commissioned in 2016 for BBC AMERICA by President and GM Sarah Barnett, and Nena Rodrigue, EVP of Original Programming, Acquisitions and Production; executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris and Phoebe Waller-Bridge who also served as head writer and showrunner for the series. Colin Wratten is an executive producer and Sarah Oh is an associate producer. The series is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and distributed by Endeavor Content.
Viewers can now watch the first two episodes on demand, on BBCAmerica.com and on the BBCA app.
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the critically acclaimed series Killing Eve from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the Emmy® and IDA-winning Planet Earth II, the acclaimed Planet Earth: Blue Planet II, and the forthcoming next chapter in the epic story of our planet, Dynasty (w/t), the top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, the ground-breaking unscripted series Top Gear, the buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show, as well as Premier League Darts. A joint venture between BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA’s influential shows such as Orphan Black and Luther, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.bbcamerica.com and follow @BBC America Subscribers