“Orphan Black” Sinks To Ratings, Viewership Lows For Season 4 Premiere

Orphan Black [BBC America]

The episode may have received strong critical marks, but the fourth season “Orphan Black” premiere did not fare well from a ratings standpoint.

Thursday’s episode set live+same-day lows in adults 18-49 and total viewership.

Per national data first posted by Showbuzz, BBC America’s broadcast of the four premiere drew a 0.08 adults 18-49 rating and 0.23 million total viewers.

Last season’s premiere, which aired on the full gamut of AMC-owned networks, drew a combined L+SD audience of 1.27 million. The BBC America broadcast specifically drew a 0.19 adults 18-49 rating and 0.54 million.

Last season’s finale, meanwhile, drew a 0.15 rating and 0.43 million total viewers.

This season’s premiere, notably, marked the show’s first broadcast in its new Thursday timeslot. The previous three seasons ran on Saturdays.

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