Updated - "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" Bests "Caprica," Hits Series Highs On Friday

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March 29th, 2010

Note: I am still double checking these numbers with Starz but based on the Friday cable report I sawNumbers now confirmed: Spartacus Blood and Sand hit highs on Friday with a .6 rating (.58, actually) with adults 18-49, and 1.265 million -- series highs in both categories and substantial week-to-week growth with adults 18-49.

The little premium cable show that could?  Its numbers were better than Caprica's (.58. vs. 48 with adults 18-49, and 1.265 million viewers vs. 1.103 million).  Which is damned good for Spartacus: Blood and Sand since Starz is in ~75 million fewer homes than Syfy, and also kind of pitiful for Caprica.

Season one of Spartacus: Blood and Sand is winding down.  Here's the ratings recap for season one:

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
5-Mar-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .4/1 0.974
12-Mar-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .4/1 0.875
19-Mar-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .4/1 1.109
26-Mar-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .6/2 1.265

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Update: Starz advises that Friday's episode also set series high in the combined viewing of the 10pm premiere and the 12:55am encore.  Here are some additional numbers for Friday via Starz:

 
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