Are you among the many heathens who tuned in to watch “Salem” on WGN America this past Sunday night? Looking forward to what’s ahead? Then check out this new teaser video the network released to get a taste of the wicked things coming soon!
Per USA Today, the April 20th premiere of the supernatural thriller attracted 1.5 million viewers during the very competitive 10PM ET slot. It also lured 647,000 adults ages 18-49, a 635% increase over WGN’s season-to-date average for that time period.
During the four combined airings on the network, “Salem” delivered 2.3 million total viewers, ranking as WGN’s best telecast performance in more than seven years, according to the network.
“We are thrilled with the audience turnout and reaction to ‘Salem,'” WGN America and Tribune Studios President and General Manager Matt Cherniss said in a statement. “These numbers far exceeded our expectations, especially given that we are currently only in 72 million homes. We look forward to seeing these numbers grow over the next few days with time shifting.”
“Salem” explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
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Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, “Salem” stars Janet Montgomery as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice, Tituba; Xander Berkeley as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg as outcast Isaac Walton.
“Salem” Episode 1.02 – “The Stone Child” (airs 4/27/14)
John investigates what’s really going on in Salem as the fear over witches rises, and Mary prepares to execute a plan.
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