VICE TV’s Dark Side of the the Ring documentary series set two new all-time records in the network’s history, according to Variety.
Following the end of season two, Dark Side of the Ring set a new all-time record as the highest rated series ever in VICE TV’s history. When including Nielsen’s Live +3 data (shows that are watched within the first three days of airing) for both seasons, the series averaged around 423,000 total viewers and around 242,000 viewers in the key 18-49 demographic per episode. Season two’s average was around 485,000 total viewers and 288,000 key demographic viewers per episode.
The Owen Hart episode, which aired on May 19th, set a new record as the highest ever viewed show in VICE TV’s history, drawing 626,000 live+3 viewers and around 390,000 key demographic viewers.
VICE’s executive vice president and general manager Morgan Hertzan issued an official statement praising the success of the series on the network.
“We are absolutely ecstatic with the success of Dark Side of the Ring. Audiences respond to our courageous compelling storytelling, and this series has proven to be heavyweight in the television landscape. I am very proud to partner with the incredible creatives at Vice Studios, and tag team executive producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener who have so skillfully crafted this show. It is in every way the no holds barred type of programming that you can expect to see on Vice TV. Looking forward to the next KO!”