By Jethro Nededog
The popular reality series were renewed for another year. The male-skewing cable channel has ordered a 13-episode fourth season of 13 one-hour episodes of “Ink Master.” “Tattoo Nightmares” gets 26 new episodes for its third year. Both will return next year.
“’Ink Master’ and ‘Tattoo Nightmares’ have been great performers for Spike TV and have helped propel the network to its highest rated quarter with adults in four years,” said Spike TV’s executive vice president of original series, Sharon Levy, in a statement.
“These two series showcase tattooing as the incredible art form it has evolved into and are emblematic of Spike’s new direction as we’re appealing to a broader audience with compelling original programming,” she continued.
Spike TV attributes double digits gains to the two series, as well as highly rated “Bar Rescue,” for double digit gains in the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 demographic. According to the network, it was up 26 percent in the key demo at a 0.49 ratings, its highest since fourth quarter of 2009. In total day numbers, it was up 17 percent with a .27 rating, its highest since fourth quarter of 2010.