Premiere of 'Da Vinci's Demons' and Finale of 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' Deliver 5 Million Viewers for the Weekend on Starz

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April 15th, 2013

da Vinci's Demons

via press release:

STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES SET RECORD WEEKEND VIEWERSHIP AS THE PREMIERE OF “DA VINCI’S DEMONS” AND FINALE OF “SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED” DELIVER 5 MILLION VIEWERS FOR THE WEEKEND

Both Series Delivered a Total of 3.2 Million Friday Night Viewers

 

 

STARZ welcomed its new STARZ Original Series “Da Vinci’s Demons” on Friday, April 12, the same day it bid a triumphant farewell to the “Spartacus” franchise with record viewership that night and across the weekend.

 

More than 3.2 Million viewers watched the airings of both “Spartacus: War of the Damned” finale and series premiere of “Da Vinci’s Demons.”**

 

Nearly 5 Million viewers (4.8 Million) watched Live+SD weekend airings of both “Da Vinci’s Demons and “Spartacus: War of the Damned” on STARZ – new records for STARZ Original series weekend performance.

 

“Da Vinci’s Demons” established a new all-time high for a STARZ Original series premiere:

  • · More than 2.14 Million total viewers opening weekend, edging out series premiere of “Camelot” (2.09 Million)
  • · 1.3 Million total viewers watched the combined Friday telecasts
  • · 1.04 Million total viewers for its Friday 10 pm premiere telecast

 

 

“Spartacus: War of the Damned” finished off its series run on another high note:

  • · Nearly 2.7 Million total weekend viewers
  • · 2 Million total viewers for the combined Friday telecasts
  • · 1.43 Million total viewers for its Friday night at 9PM premiere telecast

 

 

Other Spartacus viewership notes and benchmarks illustrating its remarkable performance:

  • · The three past “Spartacus” installments have ultimately garnered multi-platform figures in excess of 6 million viewers per episode and growing

 

  • · Spartacus doubled its audience since the weekend premiere of the first season -“Spartacus: Blood & Sand” (1.3 Million) to “Spartacus: War of the Damned” season finale weekend (2.7 Million)

 

  • · All four installments of the “Spartacus” franchise – “Blood and Sand,” “Gods of the Arena,” “Vengeance,” and “War of the Damned” grew on an average viewership basis Live+SD from their respective season premieres to season finales

 

 

In the case of “Spartacus: War of the Damned:”

  • · The April 12 at 9PM premiere telecast of the “War of the Damned” finale grew 53% (1.43 Million to 930,000) in comparison to the season premiere

 

  • · The nearly 2.7 Million weekend viewers for the series finale beat the season average weekend viewership by 11% (2.4 Million) and beat premiere weekend by 5% (2.5 Million)

 

New episodes of “Da Vinci’s Demons” will move to Fridays at 9PM ET/PT exclusively on STARZ.

 

**Two airings of “Spartacus” finale at 9 pm and 11 pm on 4/12/13; two airings of “Da Vinci’s Demons” premiere at 10 pm and Midnight on 4/12/13

 

**Viewership for additional multiplex repeats, extended DVR, STARZ ON DEMAND, STARZ PLAY, and other online platforms are not included

 

 
  • kevin

    Great phenomenal ending to an amazing Series
    Spartacus you will forever be missed

  • Reward

    Great results for Spartacus and DVsD.
    Starz is such a great channel.

  • Michael A

    @ Sara…

    Thank you so much for the Spartacus viewership notes…as a fan there since the beginning, truly a great series

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