Sunday is proving to be a very good day for Starz. Last night’s Season 3 Survivor’s Remorse premiere drew 883,000 viewers in Live+SD, up 164% from its second-season debut and 335% from its series premiere debut telecast in 2014. The series’ premiere night airings (three telecasts) July 24 totaled 1.25 million in Live+SD, the most ever for a Starz original comedy series. Ash vs. Evil Dead is the next-highest with 1.19 million.
The viewing audience was up across the board, according to Starz, but disproportionately in younger and female demos. In adults 18-34, the Season 3 premiere was up 373% from the Season 2 premiere and up 59% in overall audience. In women 18+, the Season 3 debut was up 230% from Season 2, up 54% in overall audience.
Survivor’s Remorse also had a strong lead-in with Power, which broke Starz records in its Season 3 debut on July 17. Last year, Blunt Talk was the lead-in to Survivor’s Remorse when it aired on Saturday night, along with Power.
Power‘s third-season premiere has drawn up to 6.5 million viewers so far.