Ion Television is celebrating a ratings surge from the first original content broadcast under its deal with RHI Entertainment to program the RHI Movie Weekend on Ion. The US premiere of the four-hour action-disaster miniseries "Killer Wave" on Sunday, August 5th, drew over a million viewers. According to Nielsen data relayed by Ion, Killer Wave delivered 362,000 household impressions in the adult 25-54 category and 584,000 household impressions in the adult 35-64 category. Compared with season-to-date figures, the show increased delivery in women ages 25-54 by 77% adults ages 25-54 by 41%.
"Killer Wave is only the beginning, as we have more original productions, the next of which is to be announced shortly, and a slate of popular, award-winning titles from RHI that will run every weekend. These programs are proven attractions to a wide variety of viewers," declared Brandon Burgess, CEO, Ion Media Networks.