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Numbers Are Down for Starz' New Version of 'Spartacus' B&C

The new "Spartacus" drama series on pay-cable channel Starz -- "Spartacus: War of the Damned" -- debuted down 12% from the premiere night of "Spartacus: Vengeance" a year earlier, reports B&C.

About 1.84 million total viewers tuned in to watch "War of the Damned" across three airings on Friday, Jan. 25. Its 9 p.m. debut averaged 930,000 total viewers, with 469,000 tuning in at 10 p.m. and 443,000 watching at 11 p.m., the piece adds.

“Through Jan. 27, the first episode of ‘Spartacus’' final season earned 2.5 million viewers, pacing just behind the 2.7 million views for ‘Vengeance’ during its premiere weekend,” B&C reports.