Underground Ratings WGN

Ratings: Underground Sets WGN Record

Underground hit the ground running, setting a viewership record for WGN America.

The slave escape drama debuted Wednesday night at 10/9c to 1.4 million total viewres, marking the No. 5 scripted cable series premiere this TV season.

Across four premiere-night plays, Underground amassed 2.5 million viewers, the largest-ever same-day audience for a WGN premiere, outpacing Outsiders and Salem by 27 and 6 percent, our sister site Deadline notes.

TVLine gave the pre-Civil War thriller a grade of “A-,” as did readers in a TVLine poll.