The limited event series may have had a soft start when it debuted on very competitive May 14 of NBA playoff games and network finales, but Wayward Pines has made the jump to light speed in Live+3 ratings.With the highest percentage gain of any Fox debut ever in time-shifted numbers, the M. Night Shyamalan-directed premiere rose 90% from its Live + Same Day result among adults 18-49 to a 1.9/6 rating. Viewershipwise, the series starring Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo,Carla Gugino, Terrence Howard and Juliette Lewis and based on Blake Crouch’s novels went up 65% to 6.2 million.
Wayward Pines’ lift among the key demo also left the previous debut Live+3 record this season almost 30% in the dust: The March 17 premiere of The CW’s iZombie saw a 63% leap among adults 18-49 once its DVR-fueled Live+3 numbers were tallied. Among other shows on the night Wayward Pines debuted, the closest result to its Live+3 percentage rise was snagged by The Blacklist. Also on at 9 PM like the Fox series, the Season 2 finale of the NBC show saw a 69% lift in the demo from its L+SD numbers.
Oh, and as for those Fox Live+3 records, the previous debut high for the network was the 86% the October 1, 2014 premiere of Enlisted grew. This season, the biggest digital afterlife jumps for Fox were the 55% the Gotham and the Gracepoint, another limited series, debuts went up.