The fate of “The Titan Games” has finally been decided.
NBC has officially renewed the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-hosted unscripted competition series for a second season today. The renewal comes almost seven full months after “The Titan Games” concluded its first season earlier this year, leaving the series in limbo long enough for many to start wondering about its future on the network.
“When we launched ‘The Titan Games,’ we set out to create an entirely new athletic competition series unlike anything ever done before,” said Johnson, who serves as both host and executive producer on the series. “I’m excited to get back into the Titan arena and meet our new group of tough, limitless, and inspirational men and women from all walks of life. They will be tested mentally and physically at the highest level, going head-to-head in our diabolical and insane challenges. Season one was epic and our Titans pushed all boundaries, so for season two we are taking it to the next level with new challenges, a new arena setting and an incredible set of competitors.”
“We were absolutely thrilled with the overwhelming response from season one and can’t wait to see what our new Titans can achieve in the arena,” added executive producer, Dany Garcia. “Audiences were inspired, engrossed and entertained as our extraordinary competitors used their will and unflinching determination to overcome mental and physical challenges never thought possible. Their strength and perseverance defied expectations and challenged us to think even bigger for season two, so if you are passionate, focused and ready to push past all limits – both physically and mentally – then the Titan arena is ready for you.”
Throughout its first season, “The Titan Games” averaged a solid 5.01 million viewers and 1.3 live + same day rating in the adults 18-49 demo. Despite falling from its premiere’s 1.8 rating to a 1.1 in its season finale too, “The Titan Games” marked a 19% improvement in total viewers for NBC’s Thursday 8 p.m. time slot versus what its average from the year before.