History’s 'Project Blue Book’ Scares Up 2.1 Million Viewers in Premiere

UFO-themed series' premiere audience is highest for History since 'Vikings'
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History’s new UFO-themed series Project Blue Book hooked 2.1 million viewers in its Jan. 8 premiere episode, the network said Wednesday.

'Project Blue Book'

'Project Blue Book'

The premiere episode of the 10-episode series — which is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1950s and 60s — was the most watched scripted series premiere for History since the March 2013 premiere of Vikings, said network officials.

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Overall, Project Blue Book drew 3.1 million total viewers over two telecasts of the premiere episode Tuesday night, said History. 

Project Blue Book, executive produced by Robert Zemeckis, also drew 1 million adults 25-54 and 771,000 adults 18-49 from two telecasts of the premiere. The series stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries).