TNT's "Animal Kingdom" surfs to third season
Thursday, July 27, 2017
July 27, 2017
TNT's Animal Kingdom Surfs to a Third Season
Cable's Only Top 20 Drama with Year-Over-Year Demo Growth
Is Averaging 4.8 Million Viewers Per Episode in Second Season
Digital Viewing Has Expanded +73% vs. First Season,
While DVR Viewing is Up by +11%
Turner's TNT has renewed its original drama Animal Kingdom for a third season as strong multiplatform viewing helped make the series cable's only Top 20 drama this year to show growth among Adults 18-49 in its second season. Emmy® and Tony® winner Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Molly Gordon and Carolina Guerra star in Animal Kingdom, which is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. New second-season episodes premiere across TNT platforms Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), with the season finale set for Aug. 29. TNT plans to launch the third season in 2018.
Animal Kingdom is currently averaging 4.8 million viewers per episode across TNT platforms. That figure includes a +73% increase in viewing through TNT's website, mobile apps and connected devices, as well as a +11% lift in DVR viewing. The series ranks as one of basic cable's Top 10 returning dramas among Adults 18-49 for the year-to-date.
"The Cody family's drama keeps bringing more and more viewers back for more," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. "Animal Kingdom has earned its place among a very select group of cable dramas that continue to grow audiences thanks to superior writing and storytelling."
Animal Kingdom is executive-produced by Emmy® winner John Wells, Jonathan Lisco, Christopher Chulack and Etan Frankel. Megan Martin, who is also working with Wells on the TNT pilot The Deep Mad Dark, serves as co-executive producer. Animal Kingdom was developed for television by Lisco and inspired by the award-winning feature film written & directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series.
About Warner Horizon Scripted Television
A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT, People of Earth for TBS, American Woman for Paramount Network, Famous in Love for Freeform, Fuller House and Longmire for Netflix, Kryton for Syfy, Queen Sugar and Love Is___ for OWN and You for Lifetime.
TNT is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including Animal Kingdom, Claws, Good Behavior, Will, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, The Librarians, the upcoming The Alienist and more. TNT's premium non-fiction series include the upcoming Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse and Who Run the World?, from Refinery29, Sarah Jessica Parker & Morgan Spurlock. TNT also presents popular shows like Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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