'Spartacus' series finale gains victorious ratings

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The unavoidably heartbreaking series finale of Starz’ Spartacus delivered one of the show’s best ratings ever.

Spartacus: War of the Damned finished its run with 1.4 million viewers for its Friday premiere telecast at 9 p.m. and totaled 2.7 million viewers for the full weekend (that’s just shy of the show’s Gods of the Arena premiere peak). Gratitude to Starz for a fearlessly entertaining drama. And ICYMI, here’s Dalton Ross’ interview with Sparty showrunner Steven S. DeKnight covering the finale.

This was good news for Starz’ new drama Da Vinci’s Demons, which got a strong lead-in and established a new all-time high for a Starz series premiere. A total of 1 million watched Demons on Friday at 10 p.m., and the fantasy drama series eventually racked up 2.1 million viewers for the weekend. Demons drew mixed-to-positive reviews from the critics.


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