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'Dominion' Sets Syfy Record for Highest Live +3 Lift Ever for an Original Series Premiere

Syfy's new epic supernatural drama Dominion shattered channel records by posting the highest L3 vs. L+SD percentage lift ever for a Syfy original series premiere since Nielsen began recording L3 data in 2007.

The series soared 75 percent among Adults 25-54 (1.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4 million), while leaping 56 percent in total viewers (3.1 million) for its series premiere on Thursday, July 19.

Through its premiere date, Dominion ranks #3 among YTD ad-supported cable drama series premieres among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, on an L3 basis.

Dominion airs Thursdays at 9PM (ET/PT), following the second season of the popular series Defiance, which airs at 8PM.

Based on characters from the theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post–apocalyptic future, an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel. Rising out of the ashes of the 25 year-long battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors.

Dominion stars Christopher Egan (Kings), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones), Alan Dale (Lost), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias).

Dominion is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films. The series is executive produced by Vaun Wilmott, Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer, along with executive producers Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed the feature film Legion, Michael Litvak and David Lancaster of Bold Films who produced the original film. Film Afrika serves as the local production entity in South Africa.

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