'The Knick' Draws 1.7M Viewers In Debut Weekend

Cinemax’s new drama series The Knick drew 1.7 million viewers across its premiere weekend, said network officials.

In its Feb. 8 premiere, the series – which looks at an operations staff at a New York hospital in the 1900s – drew 354,000 viewers and an additional 303,000 viewers across the night’s three replays, said the network.

An additional airing of The Knick premiere series on HBO this past Saturday drew another 533,000 viewers, said network officials.

The first episode of The Knick is also currently available on Youtube.

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