'The Time in Between' Marks Best Spanish Drama Series Debut in Eight Years

The first episode cornered more than 25 percent for all audiences over the age of 35.

MADRID – Antena 3’s primetime premiere of The Time in Between snagged more than 5 million viewers and 25.5 percent share for its launch Monday night, marking the best Spanish drama series debut in eight years.

The series, starring Adriana Ugarte, is an adaptation of Maria Duenas’ best-seller of the same name.

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It also registered the day’s most watched TV minute with more than 5.7 million viewers (31.6 percent).

Monday’s premiere of The Time in Between, the series produced by Boomerang TV for Antena 3, was a hit among audiences on a very competitive night against two popular shows on other national broadcasters. The story of young Spanish dressmaker Sira Quiroga won 5,018,000 viewers, with a 25.5 percent share, beating the channel’s average by 9.5 points in the best national TV drama premiere since 2005.

Monday primetime is the strongest time slot of the week with Telecinco’s talent show LaVoz (3.5 million and a 20.2 percent share Monday  night) and TVE’s series Isabel (3 million and 14.8 percent Monday).