The very first, and last, episode of Star Trek: Discovery to air on network television dropped last night, and raked in some serious numbers when it came to the amount of people tuning in.
The debut episode delivered 9.6 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, according to CBS’ time zone adjusted nationals. CBS expects the numbers to rise to 15 million viewers and a 3.0 rating when adding seven days of delayed viewing.
The series now moves to the CBS All Access streaming service for the rest of its run, which costs $6 a month. For those outside of the United States, you can watch the rest of Star Trek: Discovery through other streaming services like Netflix.
The network really hopes that interest in the new show will boost the number of CBS All Access subscriptions moving forward. "Try it; All Access is free to try and if you don’t think it’s worth the value, we get it," said CBS Interactive president Marc DeBevoise when asked to make a case to a skeptical fan. "It’s not going to be for everybody. We know some of our customers are going to be cord cutters, some are going to be people who want CBS another way and some just want the premium content we’re offering. Also, it’s not like we’re price gouging here. I think it’s a reasonable price for the value we’re delivering. It’s not just what you get on CBS, it is 10,000 episodes of content plus live TV. We have to show people the value of the service, and I think we will."
CBS didn’t release any streaming data for Star Trek: Discovery.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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