Starz’ ‘Spartacus: Gods of the Arena’ Connects With 2.8 Million Viewers in its Premiere Weekend

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Starz’ New ‘Spartacus’ Event Series Connects
With 2.8 Million Viewers in its Premiere Weekend

Updating the viewership for the premiere of Starz’ hit franchiseSpartacus,” the new “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” debuted to an audience of 2.3 million viewers across four regular Friday and Sunday telecasts the weekend of January 21. With a special, additional, airing Saturday night, the weekend total rises to 2.8 million. The 10 p.m. premiere and 11 p.m. repeat set a series record for combined Friday telecasts, grossing nearly 1.9 million viewers. The special Saturday repeat, along with two regularly scheduled Sunday repeats, added nearly 1 million more viewers.

For its 10 p.m. (ET and PT) premiere on Jan. 21, “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” ranked as No. 1 among households for all cable programs aired over the weekend,  and was also tied for first among Adults 18-49.

In addition, “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” premiere ranked No. 7 among households for all cable programs in the week.

* Source: Nielsen NPower Live + SD.  Rankings are based on coverage ratings for respective demos for 1/21/11 – 1/23/11 and 1/17/11 – 1/23/11.

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