“Lip Sync Battle” is a ratings and multiplatform superstar for Spike TV. As a result, the network has announced it will pick up another 20 episodes of the highly-rated critically-acclaimed series, debuting in 2016.
“Lip Sync Battle is a television and viral rock star for Spike,” proclaimed Kevin Kay, President, Spike. “We are thrilled to be renewing Lip Sync Battle whose success is a direct result of the brilliance and creativity of our producers, the brave performers, and of course the coolest new duo on television, LL COOL J and Chrissy Teigen.”
Through four episodes, “Lip Sync Battle” is the most-watched original series in network history, averaging 3 million viewers, and is the top-rated series in its timeslot in the coveted demographic of Adults 18-49 in all of cable. The series is a digital hit as well, amassing over 107 million video streams in three weeks, with the Anne Hathaway “Wrecking Ball” clip securing 14 million views alone.
Other ratings highlights include:
- Across 50 airings (Spike, MTV & BET) between 4/2 and 4/19, “Lip Sync Battle” reached 33.1 million viewers (including 16.5 million women)
- The highest rated series in network history with Adults 18-49
- The most watched program of any kind in network history with women in all demos
Production details, location, and talent participating will be announced at a later date.
Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle” is hosted by LL COOL J and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”), is executive produced by Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and Eight Million Plus Productions.
Lip Sync Battle
Lip Sync Battle is already a huge viral sensation. Now Paramount Network is taking it to the next level with its very own show, hosted by LL Cool J and with colorful commentary by social media maven and supermodel Chrissy Teigen. Each episode will feature two A-list celebrities like you've never seen them before - synching their hearts out in hysterically epic performances. The mic is off, the battle is on!