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New magic show reels in viewers

MAGIC MAN: Troy Von Schreiber (Channel 4)

A NEW magic show on E4 showcasing the talents of magician Troy Von Schreiber gave the channel one of its most successful launches for an original commission last night.

The series Troy, which sees the Londoner performer use everyday objects and situations to baffle and amaze unsuspecting members of the public, was watched by an average of 800,000 viewers last night (Feb 11).

It bettered other launches of fellow TV tricksters such as Tricked and Dynamo, who claimed 738,000 and 710,000 on their respective shows.

Troy was E4’s third highest original launch ever and the best for five years. It is behind Skins and Dead Set.

Troy was also the most tweeted about show on TV yesterday with 16,967 tweets and #troy trending worldwide.

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