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'Spartacus: War of the Damned’ Premiere Falls Short of ‘Vengeance’

Final Season of Starz Action Drama Opens 12% Below Last January 1/28/2013 12:07 PM Eastern


The season premiere of Spartacus: War of the Damned drew 1.84 million total viewers to Starz over three airings on Friday, Jan. 25, down about 12% from the premiere night viewership of Spartacus: Vengeance a year ago. (

Its 9 p.m. debut averaged 930,000 total viewers with an additional 469,000 and 443,000 viewers tuning in for the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. replays.

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.