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TV Ratings: 'Orphan Black' Doubles Its Premiere in First DVR Boost

After its Saturday return saw a so-so same-day showing, live-plus-3 ratings have the BBC America drama surging to top the 2013 opener.

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"Orphan Black"

Saturday night may be alright for fighting, but it's often not the biggest draw for live TV audiences. And in the case of Orphan Black, that means a big DVR lift after this past weekend's premiere.

The first live-plus-3 ratings for the BBC America cult drama have it more than doubling its showing in total viewers -- up to 1.57 million viewers. Not only is that more than twice the premiere, it's twice the Saturday night haul the series earned with encores. 

Among adults 18-49, Orphan Black saw the biggest percentage jump of any drama premiere this season. It jumped 91 percent to 746,000 demo viewers.

Compared to the series premiere a year ago, which had a huge lead-in from Doctor Who, Orphan Black is now up 65 percent in the key demo.