new scripted drama series Breakout Kings drummed up 2.8 million total
viewers in its Sunday night premiere.
which stars Laz Alonso (Southland, Avatar) and Domenick
Lombardozzi (The Wire) as U.S. marshals who head up a team of convicts
pulled from jail to track down and capture prison escapees, set a network
series premiere ratings record among adults 25-54 (1.6 million viewers) and
adults 18-49 (1.5 million viewers), but fell short of the 3.6 million total
viewers A&E's drama series The Glades drew in its summer 2010 debut.
Kings' is a smart, action-packed drama with great storytelling and authentic
well-drawn characters," said Bob DeBitetto, president & general manager of
A&E Network and Bio Channel in a statement. "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."