'Spartacus: Vengeance' Slices New Starz Viewing Record
Series debut draws 2.1 million on Jan. 27, surpassing opening of franchise's 'Gods of the Arena'
By Mike Reynolds, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/30/2012 6:21:58 PM
The pilot episode of Spartacus: Vengeance debuted Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. to just under 1.39 million viewers, with the encore in the hour immediately following capturing another 677,000 watchers, according to Nielsen fast national data. The combined 2.1 million watchers on Friday night eclipsed the 1.9 million who tuned in the premiere of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena over two airings.
Starz added another 600,000 watchers with a pair of other encores -- records for a fifth showing were not available at press time -- lifting its linear opening weekend tally to some 2.7 million watchers.
Moreover, various online and on-demand sampling efforts drew an additional 1.4 million watchers, pushing pilot viewers pass the 4 million mark and counting, according to Starz officials.
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