Spartacus Prequel Mighty In Ratings

“Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” the debut episode of cable network Starz’ mini-series prequel, drew 1.1 million viewers at 10 pm on Friday reports Reuters.

That number is roughly 400,000 more viewers than the “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” series opener last year.

The 11pm encore added 753,000 more viewers, giving it a combined tally of 1.9 million viewers – a big jump on the 1.1 million combined tally of the ‘Blood and Sand’ premiere.