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Watching the Detectives

The Antony Starr-led Banshee handed over the Kiwis-on-the-(US)-box baton to the Rose McIver-led iZombie last week.

Rose McIver and Antony Starr give criminals grief in iZombie and Banshee

Rose McIver and Antony Starr give criminals grief in iZombie and Banshee

Banshee grew its audience during its just-completed third season, although the viewer numbers are fairly low by US standards, averaging 580,000 per episode in the preferred 18-49 demographic. Indeed, more Kiwis used to watch Starr in Outrageous Fortune at the height of its popularity.

The numbers were considered good enough to confirm a fourth series last month, which will run eight episodes rather than 10 of the third season.

iZombie opened to a considerably larger audience of 2.3 million viewers (18-49), with 12 more episodes to come in its first season. However, since producers described McIver’s role as “a ZILF”, the 18-49 demographic might not be where a good segment of its viewers come from.

The most-watched drama in the US last week was the two-hour season finale of Empire, which attracted a record-breaking 16.7 million viewers.

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