Tonight’s premiere of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access drove a record number of single day signups at CBS’ digital streaming subscription service. No specific numbers were reported, buyt the network claims today’s stats outstrip the previous record spurred by the 2017 Grammy Awards in February.
Episodes 1 and 2 of Star Trek: Discovery became available to stream on CBS All Access tonight with the shows also broadcasting on CBS. All new episodes will be available on demand weekly after 8:30 PM ET on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access stateside subscribers.
In addition to its single-day record, CBS All Access saw its best week and month ever for signups thanks to Star Trek: Discovery, the fall kickoff of the NFL on CBS, and the season finale of Big Brother and Big Brother Live Feeds.
CBS All Access also dropped the inaugural episode of After Trek, the show’s live companion after-show hosted by Matt Mira, at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT. All subsequent After Trek episodes will be available to stream live at 9:30 PM ET following new episodes of Star Trek: Discovery.
Earlier this year, CBS All Access streamed its first original series, The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight. In addition, CBS All Access provides fans access to 9000-plus episodes on demand that span primetime, daytime, late-night and classic TV.