I am absolutely thrilled to be the bearer of good news… Beyond will be back!
If you’re slightly more “old school” and watching week to week, I would never want to spoil the finale. That said, I could not help binge-watching the entire first season over a few days. I’ve got to say the ending definitely deserves more episodes. I feel like Beyond Season 1 barely scratched the surface of its world. A second season now allows the writers to flesh out the characters and mysteries even further.
I’ve been doing this a while now ladies and gents, this show just gave me a very positive vibe. I had a strong feeling folks would respond to the story and cast. Read Freeform’s full press release below…
FREEFORM ANNOUNCES SEASON 2 OF BREAKOUT HIT ‘BEYOND’
LINEAR AND DIGITAL BINGE-VIEWING LAUNCH OF ‘BEYOND’ AMASSES
OVER 14 MILLION MULTIPLATFORM VIEWS IN FIRST SEVEN DAYS;
OVER 25% BINGE ENTIRE 10-EPISODE SEASON IN FIRST SITTING
January 10, 2017 – In celebration of viewership that has gone above and “beyond,” Freeform has given a second season order to its newest hit series “Beyond.” Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform, surprised the cast and executive producers with the announcement during their TCA panel today in Pasadena, California.
”Our goal for launching ‘Beyond’ was to give the audience outstanding content in the way they want to watch it,” said Ascheim. “The response has far exceeded our greatest expectations, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and we can’t wait to bring more ‘Beyond’ to its growing fan base.”
“Beyond” launched on January 2, and in a network first, Freeform rewarded its digital-savvy audience by making available its highly anticipated new drama for binge-viewing across key digital platforms, featuring reduced ad loads to enhance the viewing experience and drive higher ad engagement. In its first week alone, “Beyond” has already amassed over 14 million views, including 7.0 million across digital platforms and reaching an additional 7.2 million Total Viewers on linear TV.
In fact, Freeform generated its best week across digital platforms in well over 4 years, powered by the debut of “Beyond” and the second season premiere of “Shadowhunters” – since 8/27/12.
- “Beyond” trended during its entire premiere and for 30 minutes following, and according to social media buzz, achieved the highest favorability rating (96%) of the network’s recent original
- Based on Live + 3 day linear TV ratings for its 2-hour premiere, “Beyond” (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST) stood as the network’s biggest series launch in 1 year, ranking as the No. 1 scripted cable TV telecast in the time period in Total Viewers (1.5 million), Adults 18-49 (500,000/0.4 rating) and Women 18-49 (304,000/0.5 rating) – since “Shadowhunters” (1/12/16).
Source: Linear TV: NTI, Live + 3. Digital: Omniture/Freewheel. Reach: NPower, 1 min. Social Media: ListenFirst. Social Sentiment: Crimson Hexagon.
Beyond airs Mondays at 9/8c on Freeform.