Twin Peaks bigger on digital than broadcast
So how did Twin Peaks perform in Australia & overseas?
So how did Twin Peaks perform for Stan?
Alas, the Streaming service declined to supply any Australian numbers from its premiere last Monday (including divulging to its own partner, Fairfax Media).
In the US Showtime drew 506,000 for the premiere broadcast, lower than HBO’s The Leftovers (770,000) and Silicon Valley (844,000) in the same time slots.
Some media noted the contrast with the original show’s 34 million viewers in 1990. But such comparisons are unfair given so many changes in the way we watch TV.
Since the premiere Deadline reports the audience total has grown to 804,000 viewers in Live +3 Day viewing.
But over 75 percent of the network’s audience watches their original programming on delay, which the total for the two-part premiere to 1.7 million across platforms, including streaming and on demand.
Showtime also enjoyed a record number of signups, by offering episodes 3-4, the single biggest day and weekend of signups ever.
“In the world that we live in now, offering original programming that attracts new subscribers is our primary business objective,” said David Nevins, Showtime’s chief executive, via a statement. “By that standard, the Twin Peaks premiere is the biggest single-night driver we’ve ever had.”