AMC today announced that “TURN: Washington’s Spies” has been renewed for a third season of 10 episodes to air in 2016.
The Revolutionary War period drama delivered an average of 1.6 million viewers in its second season and helped open up a new night of original programming for AMC on Monday, along with “Better Call Saul” and “The Making of The Mob: New York.”
“We loved what we saw creatively from the ‘TURN: Washington’s Spies’ team in season two, and the show achieved something that is increasingly rare in television today – a growing audience during the season,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV.”
“TURN continues to attract a dedicated and distinctively upscale audience across multiple platforms, and it has carved out a meaningful space in AMC’s ‘eclectic by design’ programming palette. We look forward to working with Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson, the expanded cast and entire ‘TURN’ team on season three.”
“TURN: Washington’s Spies” ranks as the third most affluent scripted drama among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 on ad-supported television in the 2014-2015 season, behind only AMC’s “Mad Men” and FX’s “The Americans.” Among the affluent audience, season two of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” was up 20% among adults 18-49 and 19% among adults 25-54 versus season one. The show’s second season also saw a significant increase in TVE with 1.2 million total views – double the number from season one (554,000).
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