CBS All-Access breaks records with Star Trek: Picard

Thanks to the debut of their original series “Star Trek: Picard,” CBS All-Access is setting records.

According to CBS, January of 2020 saw more signups than any other month in the service’s history. And even further driving the point that it’s all about the Enterprise, Jan. 19 to Jan.  25 was the second biggest single week ever in terms of new subscribers. Exact numbers weren’t released.

The series follows retired Enterprise admiral Jean-Luc Picard as he struggles with the loss of Lieutenant Commander Data and the destruction of Romulus and attempts to enter the next chapter in his life.

CBS also announced that Star Trek: Picard broke records for total streams and for the highest number of subscribers streaming a CBS All Access original. It’s the most-watched premier on the platform as well, beating Star Trek: Discovery.

Marc DeBevoise, the Chief Digital Officer of ViacomCBS, and president and CEO of CBS Interactive noted that the company was certainly pleased with how fans have responded to their latest offering, but that the service had a lot more in store. “CBS All Access continues to build upon its great mix of programming,” he noted, “from original series, to sports and special events — and we’ve strategically programmed 2020 to bring subscribers an ‘always on’ calendar of must-watch series and events.”