The 2014 UNICEF Ball Presented By Baccarat - ArrivalsControversial though it may be, never let it be said that Scientology has zero appeal.

A&E saw big ratings with its new docuseries "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath." In fact, the show earned the network its highest-rated series launch since "Big Smo" in June 2014, according to Deadline. Tuesday's premiere episode brought in 2.1 million viewers, including 1.1 million in the 25 to 54 demographic. Clearly, there's interest in the religion -- even when it's just morbid fascination.

The eight-episode docuseries follows actress and ex-Scientologist Leah Remini as she investigates the experience of leaving the church. Not only does she have her own departure to draw on, she looks at what others have gone through, from regular members to former high-ranking officials. The stories they share aren't very pretty, but as the ratings indicate, they're compelling.

Remini serves as executive producer of the series through No Seriously Productions, working alongside Intellectual Property Corporation's Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman. Alex Weresow also executive produces, plus serves as showrunner.

We'll see if interest in "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" holds when the show continues on Tuesdays at 10/9c.

[via: Deadline]