Dark Matter finale draws 397K

The conclusion to season one, which aired in two back-to-back episodes on Friday night, drew the show's largest overnight audiences to date.
Dark Matter

The finale episodes of Prodigy Pictures’ Dark Matter season one aired back-to-back this past Friday, with each episode achieving the series’ highest overnight audience ratings.

The season’s final episode, which aired at 10 p.m., drew an average overnight audience of 397,000 viewers (P2+) to Space, according to figures provided by Bell Media, while the penultimate episode (airing at 9 p.m.) drew a larger audience of 410,000 (P2+). The two episodes were also the most-watched entertainment specialty programs of the day.

Dark Matter debuted in June to an overnight audience of 273,000 and has since continued to grow its audience throughout its first season run. As of Aug. 2, Dark Matter had an average season audience of 490,700 (2+), according to Numeris data provided by Bell Media.

On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. set Syfy announced it had ordered a second, 13-episode season of Dark Matter. As of press time, there was no word from Bell Media on whether it would also pick up a second season of the show.

Dark Matter is produced by Toronto’s Prodigy Pictures and also airs on Syfy in the U.S. The show’s creators, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive produce alongside Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza.

Updated at 1:22 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2015