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'Breakout Kings' premieres strong in ratings

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Image Credit: Michael Gibson/AETVCould Breakout Kings become a breakout hit for A&E?

The show delivered 2.8 million viewers for its premiere episode on Sunday night, along with 1.5 million adults 18-49. That’s the best opening number yet in the demo for an original drama series on the network, up 25 percent from The Glades last year.

Breakout Kings is a smart, action-packed drama with great storytelling and authentic well-drawn characters,” said Bob DeBitetto, President & General Manager of A&E. “Clearly the series has struck a chord with the younger viewers, which we have welcomed to the network through our stable of unscripted programming. We’re off to a great start.”