‘Spartacus’ Prequel Looks Like a Hit for Starz, With Big Jump in Viewers for Premiere

Jan 25, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" premiered to almost 1.1 million viewers on Starz, marking a 66% jump from the debut for the network’s bloody gladiator drama "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," reports TVbytheNumbers.com.

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" drew 659,000 viewers when it debuted on Jan. 22, 2010, the story notes.

Nevertheless, the audience for "Gods of the Arena," which is a prequel to "Blood and Sand," was down 11% from the finale of "Blood and Sand," which drew 1.23 million viewers to its April 16, 2010, telecast, the story notes.

"Gods of the Arena" also drew 753,000 viewers to its 11 p.m. encore, the story notes.


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