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The Borgias: TV Series Premiere Delivers Big Ratings

The BorgiasShowtime’s new historical drama, The Borgias, looks like a success out of the gate. The Sunday premiere registered the biggest ratings for the cable channel since Dead Like Me seven years ago.

Here’s the press release from Showtime:

SHOWTIME’S FRESHMAN SERIES CONTINUE TO DELIVER RECORD BREAKING RATINGS FOR THE NETWORK

THE BORGIAS Posts Best Ratings For A New Drama Series In Seven Years

THE BORGIAS SERIES PREMIERE NIGHT
9:00 p.m. 1.06 million viewers
11:00 p.m. 432,000 viewers
Total 1.49 million viewers

Comparisons:
THE BORGIAS premiere was up 22% from THE TUDORS S1 premiere – 869,000 viewers and 1.27 million viewers for the night.

The series debut of SHAMELESS on Jan. 9 garnered 982,000 total viewers at 9 p.m. and 1.3 million viewers for the night (at the time was our largest drama premiere in seven years until THE BORGIAS. 7 yrs ago: Dead Like Me with 1.11 million).

What do you think? Did you watch? Will you keep watching The Borgias?

 

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Louise April 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I’d LOVE to watch this series – if I could find it! HELP!!

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Doreen April 9, 2011 at 10:10 am

Is it done?? i thought it was going to be a mini series?? what the heck

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Gabriel April 9, 2011 at 10:09 am

I likes a lot and Iwill follow this new series on Showtime .

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Jane April 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

The Borgia’s was certainly attention getting. Let’s pray that people don’t think the current Papacy is like the Renaissance, despite the sex scandals. I do not think it a coincidence that this show coincides with the Beatification of John Paul II, the Great. The devil just has to get his digs in.

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Anonymous April 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

I swear if one more person asks me if Ezio is in this Im gonna get pissed.

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assasin April 6, 2011 at 8:50 am

Anyone play Assasins Creed 2 or 3? Its a great play if your into the Borga and late 1400′s Rome.

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Tha Critic April 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I don’t have Showtime but anything with Jeremy Irons is bound to succeed.

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Fox Jericho April 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Ive been following this show’s developement since LAST JANUARY and I couldnt possibly be more happy with the outcome. THIS IS THE BEST HISTORICAL SHOW BAR NONE.

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Melinda April 5, 2011 at 10:33 am

Absolutely LOVED it!

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