First Half-Season Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Extended To Nine Episodes + Breaks New All Access Record

This afternoon CBS has announced a scheduling change for Star Trek: Discovery as well as some new information on how it is doing on All Access.

Season will now be split after first 9 episodes instead of 8

When the premiere date for Star Trek: Discovery was announced CBS revealed the fifteen episode season would be broken into two “chapters” with the first eight episodes airing between September and November and the final seven beginning in January of 2018. Today they announced the first chapter will be comprised of nine episodes with the final episode of chapter one debuting on Sunday, Nov. 12. The second chapter, featuring the remaining six episodes, will return in January 2018.

All Access sets another record

Only the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery aired on broadcast television so there will be no ratings for the rest of the series in the US. However, CBS did announce today that Discovery had again set a record high for subscriber sign-ups in a single week. CBS All Access’ daily growth in subscribers is up more than 200 percent year-over-year.

President of CBS Interactive Marc DeBevoise said in a statement:

Consumer response to the launch of Star Trek: Discovery has been tremendous. The build up to the show’s premiere led us to a record-setting month, week and ultimately day of sign-ups. The second week of the series has also exceeded our expectations and is a credit to the brilliant and dedicated work of the show’s entire creative team and cast. We can’t wait for fans to see what comes next for the U.S.S. Discovery and its crew.

According to CBS, Discovery is the most streamed premiere of a CBS show across their digital platforms on record, measured against all CBS programming – both in front of and behind the CBS All Access paywall. And according to data retained by Variety, “CBS was able to almost double the mobile subscription revenue for its CBS All Access service” with the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery


Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusive in the US on CBS All Access with new episodes released Sundays at 8:30 pm ET. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery airs on the Space Channel at the same time. Discovery is available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada with new episodes made available Monday at 8 am BST.

Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.

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