New Star Trek a hit on CTV, Space and CraveTV

Bell Media reports 2.2 million viewers for the franchise's latest iteration across its broadcast channels and SVOD platform.
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With more than 50 years, five live-action TV shows, 13 films and even a cartoon under its belt, the Star Trek franchise has generations of fans. So it may be no surprise that Bell Media has reported that its latest iteration, Star Trek: Discovery, is drawing big audiences.

Bell Media released viewer numbers Friday indicating 1.17 million viewers had tuned into the premiere episode on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. on its Space specialty station.

The premiere was simulcast on CTV and was immediately made available to Crave TV subscribers as well. Overall, Bell reports a total viewership of 2.2 million viewers.

Space aired the series’ second episode immediately after the premiere, which garnered 1.2 million viewers.

Bell did not release Crave-specific figures, but said it was the subscription channel’s biggest-ever debut, beating Showtime’s Billions from January 2016.

Bell Media’s figures were reported from Adobe SiteCatalyst for Sept. 25 (8 p.m.) to 26.