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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  1. Jane says

    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.

  2. Fox Jericho says

    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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