Dark Matter premieres brightly on Space

The Prodigy Pictures series bowed on Space on June 12 at 10 p.m., with the second episode to air after the premiere of Killjoys this weekend.

Dark Matter BigProdigy Pictures’ Dark Matter pulled in a preliminary overnight audience of 273,000 viewers for its premiere on Space, according to Numeris data provided by Bell Media.

Dark Matter bowed at 10 p.m. on Friday, June 12 on Space and was the highest-rated entertainment specialty program of the day, Bell Media said in a release. The series also won the A25-54 and A18-49 demos in the timeslot, the media co added.

Dark Matter is produced by Toronto’s Prodigy Pictures and was created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. It airs on Space in Canada and Syfy in the U.S. and other global territories.

The series tells the story of a crew who awake on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. The second episode of Dark Matter will air after the debut of Space and Temple Street’s Killjoys, set to bow on June 19 at 9 p.m.

Executive producers on Dark Matter are Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza, along with creators Mallozzi and Mullie. Dark Matter stars Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross and Zoie Palmer.

The series is distributed internationally by Endemol Shine International.