‘Prison Break’ Revival Opens Strong For FOX UK

FOX UK’s latest high-profile import got off to a strong start last night.

The Prison Break revival (AKA season five) launched on the Fox Networks Group owned and operated channel in its regular 9pm time slot with an overnight audience of 291K viewers and a 1.3% share.

As a result of the show’s performance, FOX UK ranked as the highest rating Pay Entertainment channel in the 9pm slot last night and outperformed the nearest such channel, which was Sky Living with an episode of Criminal Minds, by 34%.

Prison Break was up on Fox UK’s Monday night 9pm slot-average and also outpaced the series launches of two of the channel’s other other recent high profile acquisitions: 24: Legacy, which opened to 136K viewers and Marvel drama Legion, which managed 189K viewers. It’s worth noting that the audience for the premiere of the Prison Break revival skewed decidedly younger (61% 16-44) and female (57%).