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[01/27/11 - 02:00 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: Spike TV
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- With the TCA Winter Press Tour officially behind us, we thought a recap was in order to give our readers an overview of the flurry of announcements from the past month.

To that end we're offering up 25 capsules - five each day - of our most trafficked cable networks' plans for 2011, plus a look back at the numbers from 2010. Together they should help give you a better idea of their respective performances and goals moving forward.

As always, our daily and monthly list of premiere dates as well as our quarterly programming grids can assist in planning your viewing accordingly.

Network: Spike TV

2011 Premiere Dates (Announced):

"1000 Ways to Die" (Season 4 premieres Tuesday, February 8 at 10/9c)
"The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos" (Season 13 premieres Wednesday, March 30 at 9/8c)
"Coal" (premieres Wednesday, March 30 at 10/9c)

2011 Premiere Dates (Date TBA):

"Auction Hunters" (Season 2, TBA)
"Deadliest Warrior" (Season 3, TBA)
"Most Lethal" (New Series, Summer)

2010 Primetime Averages for Original Episodes:

millions of viewers (adults 18-49 rating) - series
1.737 (1.0) - The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck*
1.727 (0.7) - 1000 Ways to Die S2*
1.660 (0.9) - The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz*
1.468 (0.5) - TNA Impact! - Thursdays*
1.458 (0.6) - 1000 Ways to Die S3*
1.442 (0.6) - Auction Hunters S1*
1.243 (0.5) - Deadliest Warrior S2
1.169 (0.5) - TNA Impact! - Mondays*
1.036 (0.4) - Manswers S4
0.834 (0.4) - Pros vs. Joes S5*
0.772 (0.4) - Blue Mountain State S1*

* denotes numbers for all original episodes were not available; nor were all series

Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live+SD (1/1/10-12/31/10)





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· 1000 WAYS TO DIE (SPIKE TV)
· AUCTION HUNTERS (SPIKE TV)
· BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE (SPIKE TV)
· COAL (SPIKE TV)
· DEADLIEST WARRIOR (SPIKE TV)
· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (DA)
· MANSWERS (SPIKE TV)
· MOST LETHAL (SPIKE TV)
· PROS VS. JOES (SPIKE TV)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)









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