Spike Inks Season 8 Of Ink Master

On the heels of its highest rated season of Ink Master to date, Spike has greenlit a new season of the hit original tattoo-competition series.

October 19, 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.