‘Snowpiercer’ Series Premiere Tops Sunday Cable Programming, Marks Largest TNT Debut Since ‘The Alienist’

Justina Mintz

Wilford Industries found success on Sunday night as TNT’s new series Snowpiercer made its debut and based on L+7 and P18-49 delivery, it is projected to be the #1 new cable entertainment program year to date.

The sci-fi thriller adapted from the Bong Joon Ho feature and the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette delivered 3.3 million total viewers across TNT and TBS. Based on L+SD P18-49 delivery, the show netted 607,000 viewers for the TNT 9pm premiere; 248,0000 for the 10pm TNT encore and 189,000 for the TBS 11pm encore. The series trended nationally on Twitter and tallied #1 most-watched content on TNT’s digital platforms with 11,500 total starts. The series premiere is projected to be the largest debut for TNT since The Alienist in 2018.

Snowpiercer stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Jaylin Fletcher.

The series is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; showrunner Graeme Manson, director James Hawes; Matthew O’Connor; Scott Derrickson; and the original film’s producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

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