Who says the nerds and the jocks aren't part of the same Venn Diagram? CBS today announced that its CBS All Access subscription service enjoyed "a record-breaking weekend" thanks to the Season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery and the AFC Championship Game.
While CBS didn't give any actual subscription numbers, it did say that it added more subscribers in a single weekend than it had done previously, beating the weekend of the Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 premiere by a whopping 72 percent. (Of course, CBS All Access has more original programming than it did then, and also more name recognition.)
As for the football game (New England is going back to the Super Bowl, in case you somehow missed the news), CBS says it's the most streamed game on All Access so far (which should hardly be surprising) and surpassed last year's AFC Championship by 158 percent in streams, 139 percent in time spent watching, and 103 percent in average minute audience.
The second season of Star Trek: Discovery is available now, with new episodes being released at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time every Thursday. All other episodes are available on-demand as well.
"CBS ALL ACCESS" BREAKS NEW RECORDS WITH BEST WEEKEND EVER
"Star Trek: Discovery" Season Two Premiere and AFC Championship Game
Drive Record-Breaking Weekend in Terms of Subscriber Sign-Ups and Unique Viewers
NEW YORK – Jan. 22, 2018 – CBS All Access, CBS' subscription video on-demand and live-streaming service, experienced a record-breaking weekend following the season two premiere of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and Sunday's AFC Championship Game. The service hit new milestones for new subscriber sign-ups and unique viewers in a weekend.
"The return of our biggest original series hit, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, and this weekend's AFC Championship Game have propelled CBS All Access to new record-breaking heights," said Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive. "CBS All Access' growing content offering, including both exclusive original series and the expansion of live-event programming, continues to pay off with consumers, and we look forward to bringing them even more must-watch series and live events."
This past weekend, CBS All Access added more subscribers in a single weekend than ever before, eclipsing the previous record set during the 2017 series premiere of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY by +72%. In addition, this weekend also set a new record for unique viewers on CBS All Access.
Yesterday's AFC Championship Game marked the most streamed football game on CBS All Access to date. It surpassed last year's game by +158% in streams, +139% in time spent and +103% in average minute audience on CBS All Access platforms.
The first episode of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's second season is currently available to stream on CBS All Access. All new episodes will be available on demand weekly after 8:30 PM, ET on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The entire first season of the series is also available to watch on demand.
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