Z Nation Is SyFy's Highest Rated Acquired Scripted Series Since Doctor Who

Z Nation, SyFy's new zomebie series, reached 1.6 million total viewers during its premiere on September 12, making it SyFy's highest rated acquired scripted series premiere since Doctor Who in 2006.

The series, from Sharknado production company The Asylum, garnered 695k in the adults 18-49 demographic, and 853k in the adults 25-54.

Z Nation was first in the 10 p.m. time period among total viewers, adults 25-54, men 25-54, women 25-54, and second among adults 18-49.

In the past week, more L+SD total viewers fell victim to Z Nation than the most recent telecasts of The Leftovers on HBO, Teen Wolf on MTV and Doctor Who on BBCA.

Z Nation was also Syfy's most social acquired scripted series premiere ever across all social metrics (tweets, unique authors, and tweets per unique). For the night, Z Nation ranked as the fourth most talked about entertainment program in tweets in both broadcast and cable.

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In Z Nation, three years have passed since the zombie virus has gutted the country, and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world's last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind's survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America. Z Nation stars Harold Perrineau (OzLost) Tom Everett Scott (SouthlandBeauty and the Beast), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II) as Addy, Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish) as Doc and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies) as Murphy.

Karl Schaefer (Eerie IndianaEurekaThe Dead Zone) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot. The series is produced by The Asylum and sold internationally by Dynamic Television.