Ratings: Orphan Black Returns to Demo High, Salem Brews Solid Numbers, Maids Steady

Orphan Black Season 2 RatingsBBC America’s Orphan Black opened Season 2 on Saturday night with a total audience of 620,000 viewers, 391K of whom landed in the 18-49 sweet spot.

In total audience, the show was down from its series debut (which drew 684K leading out of a new Doctor Who) but up sharply from its freshman finale (376K).

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In the demo, Orphan Black hit a series high, doubling its Season 1 average.

With replays folded in, the Season 2 premiere amassed 785,000 total viewers.

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The weekend’s other noteworthy launch, WGN America’s Salem, debuted to 1.5 million total viewers on Sunday night, with 650K landing in the coveted demo. That marks the network’s most watched telecast in seven years, and a 635 percent improvement on its average in the Sundays-at-10 time slot.

With replays, Salem — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B” — amassed 2.3 million total viewers, on par with the Live+SD numbers for Mad Men‘s Season 7 opener.

UPDATE: Lifetime’s Devious Maids returned to 2 million total viewers on Sunday night, which is on par with its June debut, while rising 15 percent in the demo (drawing 951K). Versus its freshman finale’s series highs (3 mil, 1.4 mil), however, the sudser dropped about 33 percent.

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