OXYGEN'S "BEST INK" EARNS SERIES HIGH IN ALL KEY DEMOS
NEW YORK - May 16, 2013 - Oxygen Media continues its ratings momentum on Wednesday nights as the network's tattoo competition series "Best Ink" delivered a series high among all key demos, delivering 585,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen. Hosted by Fall Out Boy bassist, musician and tattoo enthusiast Pete Wentz, last night's episode (5/15/13) experienced double-digit growth, up 45 percent among adults 18-49, 34 percent among women 18-49 and 31 percent among total viewers, compared to last week's episode (5/9/13). In addition, "Best Ink" ranked as the #3 most tweeted about primetime reality series on cable during airtime Wednesday, according to SocialGuide. For more information, visit www.oxygen.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR.
In last night's episode, the six remaining artists made a stop at Universal Studios for the Flash Challenge. Judged by famed tattooer Miya Bailey, the artists were tasked with creating comic book super heroes in their own likenesses. In the Ink Challenge, the artists had to create dynamic tattoos that came to life using cutting edge animation technology. At the end of last night's episode, Derek Rubright of Las Vegas, NV was eliminated as the judges decided he did not have what it takes to be the "Best Ink."
Next week on "Best Ink" airing on Wednesday, May 22 at 10pm ET/PT, the remaining five artists have to elevate their game as this week's Ink Challenge forces them to create a photorealistic tattoo. Award winning artist Jason Seiler guides the artists through a Flash Challenge inspired by "The Fast and The Furious," Universal Studios hit movie franchise now in its 6th iteration. For a sneak peek of the Flash Challenge visit: http://features.oxygen.com/videos/vid:2646803/?nofw=Y
"Best Ink" is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, a Banijay Group company, with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, and Rick DeOlivera serving as executive producers and Sam Berns and Tony Croll serving as co-executive producers.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, LS; SocialGuide.
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