Spike TV has picked up second season of original series 1000 Ways To Die and a third of late-night entry MANanswers.
The male-targeted service ordered new 13 installments of 1000 Ways To Die from Thom Beers' Original Productions, including the pilot for 1000 Ways To Lie, featuring the most outrageous lies ever told in a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek manner.
Airing at 10 p.m. on Sundays, the series' initial campaign, spreading true stories and reenactments of ghastly, stupid and unorthodox ways some have encountered the grim reaper, averaged 1.5 million viewers with a 1.1 rating among men 18 to 49 18 to 34, according to Nielsen Media Research data. The April 5 season-finale drew 1.8 million viewers, the show's largest ever audience. On Spike.com, it was the most-watched video content in February and the show's premiere drove traffic up 127% in weekly unique visitors, according to Spike officials.
"Our audience has spoken - and they love how Spike delivers funny and irreverent factual entertainment like no one else on television," said Spike senior vice president of original programming Sharon Levy in a statement. "We are also excited for a new pilot from the twisted genius mind of Thom Beers."
As for MANswers, which provides trivia on taboo subjects that guys need to know and can relate to, it tallied 925,000 viewers in its Tuesday 11 p.m. time slot during the fourth quarter of 2008. During its run of new episodes, the show was also successful online, as it ranked as the most-viewed original show on Spike.com drawing 1.5 million page views.
Spike, which has not announced start dates for the new seasons of either series, has ordered 10 new episodes of MANswers.
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