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GSN’s `Skin Wars’ Paints Record Ratings

GSN’s body painting competition series Skin Wars set a network ratings record in its Wednesday night series premiere, GSN officials said Thursday.

The series, hosted by actress Rebecca Romijin, drew nearly 700,000 total viewers based on overnight ratings, said the network. Skin Wars also delivered highs in women 25-54 (128,000), women 18-49 (124,000), adults 25-54 (240,000) and adults 18-49 (252,000). It was also the most-watched telecast for an original series this year among P18-49, according to the network.

The series, GSN’s first foray into reality competition programming, posted double-digit increases in all major viewership demos compared to the prior for weeks the time period against the Steve Harvey-hosted Family Feud.