SPIKE GREENLIGHTS A NEW SEASON OF "INK MASTER: REDEMPTION"
Highly-Rated Series To Return Next Spring With 13 New Episodes
Currently Ranks #1 In Its Timeslot With Adults 18-49
New York, NY, October 14, 2015 - Spike's sleeper-hit series, "Ink Master: Redemption," which is averaging 1.8 million viewers and ranks #1 in its timeslot with Adults 18-49 in its debut season, has been picked up for a second season of 13 episodes. The announcement was made today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike.
The new season launches next spring coinciding with Season 7 of "Ink Master."
Since premiering on Spike on Tuesday, September 8 at 11:00pm ET/PT, "Ink Master: Redemption" is averaging a 1.3 rating with the key demographic of Adults 18-49, ranking it #1 in all of television in its Tuesday timeslot. The half-hour Spike original, which has expanded the "Ink Master" franchise, has also improved the timeslot (versus last year) by a staggering +162% with Adults 18-49, +150% with Men 18-49, +174% with Women 18-49, and +156% in total viewership.
The series is among the crop of original series such as "Bar Rescue," "Lip Sync Battle," and "Ink Master" that deliver on the network's mission to attract a gender-balanced audience to the channel.
"Ink Master: Redemption" offers disgruntled former human canvases of "Ink Master" a chance to receive a new tattoo that leaves them happier than their last. The spinoff series is hosted by Dave Navarro.
"Ink Master: Redemption" is produced for Spike by Original Media ("Swamp People," "Comic Book Men," "Dual Survival") with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Andrea Richter, and Dave Navarro serving as Executive Producers. Original Media is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America.
Sharon Levy is Spike's Executive Vice President, Original Series, Chachi Senior is Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Spike and oversees production of "Ink Master: Redemption" and Tori Socha serves as the network's Executive in Charge of Production.
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