Updated – “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” Bests “Caprica,” Hits Series Highs On Friday
Note: I am still double checking these numbers with Starz but based on the Friday cable report I saw. Numbers 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|
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: