Showtime’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
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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I’d LOVE to watch this series – if I could find it! HELP!!
Is it done?? i thought it was going to be a mini series?? what the heck
I likes a lot and Iwill follow this new series on Showtime .
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.
I swear if one more person asks me if Ezio is in this Im gonna get pissed.
Anyone play Assasins Creed 2 or 3? Its a great play if your into the Borga and late 1400’s Rome.
I don’t have Showtime but anything with Jeremy Irons is bound to succeed.
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.
Absolutely LOVED it!