Fans of Spartacus: Blood and Sand should check the “Spartacus’ baddest bad girl Ilithyia, Viva Bianca interview” from my friend April MacIntyre at Monsters And Critics.
Please note that ratings points referenced below are coverage ratings. Starz is only in ~22 million out of 114.9 million homes, and so those numbers are percentages based against the 22 million, and not national numbers (as we typically post) against all households in the US with televisions. The raw viewer numbers are actual totals.
Final Ratings –
Spartacus: Blood and Sand episode 106 Friday 2/26 10PM premiere:
*Drew a 2.6 Live and 3.4 Live + SD HH rating, both high marks for the season
*Attracted more viewers (1.08 million P2+) than any other Starz program (movie or series) YTD
*Exceeded by 26% the previous season-high telecast of 859,000 P2+ (episode 103 on 2/5/10)
*Exceeded prior week’s premiere total viewers by 28% and season average by 42%
Performed among cable’s top programs for the day and week including:
*Ranked #1 among premium programs for 2/26, the sixth consecutive Friday to do so
*#1 ranked program in all of cable for 2/26 among HHs (3.4 rating), A18-49 (2.0), W18-49 (1.6), M18-49 (2.5), A18+ (2.0), M18+ (2.5)
*Ranked in top 10 of all cable programs for week ending 2/28 among HHs, P2+, A18-49, M18-49, M18+
Episode 106 Episode 105 % Change Episode 101 – 105 Avg % Change (000s) (000s) (000s) HH 751 612 23% 556 35% P2+ 1080 847 28% 761 42% A18-49 550 471 17% 448 23% M18+ 565 471 20% 432 31%
*Exceeded all previous Friday combined telecast (10PM and late night repeat) audiences, with a total of 1.21 million P2+
*Reached nearly 2.4 million P2+ for the weekend
Note: all figures from Nielsen NPower, Live + SD estimates for Coverage Area