Starz’ Spartacus: Blood and Sand Breaks Over 1 Million Viewers
The premiere airing of Friday’s episode (106) of Spartacus: Blood and Sand averaged 1.08 million, the first time the show has gone over a million. It again had a .4 rating with adults 18-49, though it had about 80,000 more adult 18-49 viewers than the previous week (550K vs. 471K).
|Date||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (Millons)|
|22-Jan-10||STRZ||Spartacus: Blood and Sand||.3/1||0.659|
|29-Jan-10||STRZ||Spartacus: Blood and Sand||.4/1||0.773|
|5-Feb-10||STRZ||Spartacus: Blood and Sand||.4/1||0.858|
|12-Feb-10||STRZ||Spartacus: Blood and Sand||.3/1||0.662|
|19-Feb-10||STRZ||Spartacus: Blood and Sand||.4/1||0.846|
|26-Feb-10||STRZ||Spartacus: Blood and Sand||.4/1||1.078|
I know the numbers don’t seem like much, but for Starz, these are a pretty big deal. It might have outdone Caprica on Friday (still haven’t seen those numbers) — it’s better than Caprica’s viewer totals from last week, and Starz is available in about 22 million homes versus Syfy’s 96+ million homes.
Fans can check out Monsters and Critics interview with Viva Bianca who plays “Ilithyia.”
Here’s some additional data via Starz:
Below is the early Galaxy ratings data provided to us by Nielsen. More complete NPower live + same-day DVR data will be distributed tomorrow
Spartacus: Blood and Sand episode 106 Friday 2/26 telecast: (note ratings points used are all coverage ratings, based on the percentages of the ~22 million homes Starz is available in rather than the 114.9 million national TV homes we usually post the ratings for — so the coverage ratings are more than 5X higher than the national numbers would be).
*Drew a 2.6 Live and 3.4 Live + SD HH rating, both high marks for the season
*1,078,000 P2+ audience exceeded by 25% the previous season-high telecast of 859,000 P2+ (episode 103 on 2/5/10)
*Ranked #1 among all premium programs for 2/26, doing so for the sixth consecutive Friday
*Exceeded prior week’s premiere total viewers by 27% and season average by 42%
*Exceeded prior week’s premiere and season averages for HHs, A18-49, and M18+ – all by double digit percentages
|Demo||Ep. 106 Live +SD AA Projections (000s)||Ep. 105 Live +SD AA Projections (000s)||Avg Season-to-Date Live +SD AA Projections (000s)||% Change Over Previous Ep Premiere||% Change Over Avg Season-to-Date Ep Premiere||Ep. 106 Live +SD Coverage Area Rating||Ep. 105 Live +SD Coverage Area Rating||Avg Season-to-Date Live +SD Coverage Area Rating|