SPIKE TV UNWRAPS BIG RATINGS FOR
"LIP SYNC BATTLE" HOLIDAY SPECIAL
New York, NY, November 24, 2015 - Spike's first ever "Lip Sync Battle" holiday special was a ratings gift for the network. Featuring the cast of the hit film "The Night Before" including Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Anthony Mackie, and a cameo appearance from the legendary group Run DMC, the telecast delivered 1.8 million viewers and was the ranked #1 entertainment show on cable with Adults 18-49, Women 18-49, and Women 18-34. The one-hour original special was 57% female, delivering on Spike's mission to broaden its audience.
The "Lip Sync Battle" holiday special was a digital hit as well. Joseph Gordon Levitt's unforgettable performance of "Rhythm Nation" alone garnered 6 million YouTube views to date and counting.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Anthony Mackie on Lip Sync Battle
The new season of "Lip Sync Battle" debuts on Spike on January 7, 2016 with a special episode with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum featuring amazing performances, unbelievable sets, outrageous costumes, and the queen of all surprise guests.
"Lip Sync Battle" is hosted by entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award-winner LL COOL J and television personality, author, and model, Chrissy Teigen.
Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling, the Spike original series features celebrities going head to head - lip-syncing the song of their choice - battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet. The series is a ratings and multiplatform superstar for Spike and is the most-watched original series in network history. The award-nominated "Lip Sync Battle" is executive produced by Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and Eight Million Plus Productions.
Spike TV is available in 91.4 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.