‘Stitchers’ Draws 1.28 Million Viewers in Debut

ABC Family’s new sci-fi procedural series Stitchers averaged 1.28 million viewers in its series debut, the network said Wednesday. (To read the MCN review of the show, click here.)

The series, in which a secret governmental agency uses a young woman to hack into the brains of dead people to help solve crimes, finished as cable’s second biggest launch of the 2014/15 season among females 12-34 behind AMC’s Better Call Saul, according to ABC Family.

Stitchers benefited from its lean-in, the sixth season debut of Pretty Little Liars which averaged 2.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen. The premiere was slightly below last year’s season five premiere episode, which drew 2.7 million watchers.

Pretty Little Liars also drew strong numbers in key demos including females 12-34 (1.2 million viewers), adults 18-34 (945,000), adults 12-34 (1.4 million), women 18-49 (1.1 million) and adults 18-49 (1.3 million), according to Nielsen.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.