Ratings: ‘Hunted’ Premieres To 0.25 Million Viewers On Cinemax

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Hunted, the new espionage series from former X-Files producer Frank Spotnitz, opened well for Cinemax.

The spy drama pulled in 0.25 million viewers and a 0.1 rating in the 18-49 demo in live+same day. I don’t have the ratings for the encore at 11pm, but they will, undoubtedly, raise those numbers even further. While 0.25 million viewers may seem like a low figure, it is a very respectable number for Cinemax. To put things into perspective, the highest rated episode of a Cinemax original drama series in its inital airing is the season 1 premiere of Strike Back which pulled in 0.57 million viewers, with encores raising that number to 1.1 million viewers. The highest rated episode of Strike Back‘s most recent season was the premiere episode, which pulled in 0.39 million viewers, with encores raising those numbers to 0.55 million viewers.

Created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), Hunted follows Sam Hunter, a highly skilled operative for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that may have been orchestrated by members of her own team. Once she returns to the firm, she performs her secretive duties without knowing who to trust and who wants her dead. The drama series is being produced by Big Light and Kudos Film & TV in association with HBO/Cinemax. Hunted stars Melissa George as Sam Hunter and Adam Rayner as Aidan Marsh, Sam’s colleague and potential love interest at the firm. Also starring in the series is Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Morven Christie (The Sinking of the Laconia), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Lex Shrapnel (Captain America: The First Avenger), Uriel Emil (Criminal Justice), Patrick Malahide (Billy Elliot), Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job, History Boys) and Oscar Kennedy (Toast). The drama series continues to air weekly in the Friday 10pm time-slot on Cinemax.