As per a recent report from Variety, Dark Side of the Ring is Vice TV’s best-performing series in Vice TV history.
According to Nielsen Live+3 data for both seasons of the show, the series as a whole averaged 423,000 viewers per episode with 242,000 viewers in the 18-49 demographic, giving the show the highest marks in both measures for an original series since Vice TV launched in 2016.
In addition, Live+3 data through May 19 shows that the second season averaged 485,000 viewers with 288,000 in the 18-49 demographic, which is up 52% and 73% compared to Season 1.
Dark Side of the Ring Season 2, which aired on May 19, covered the tragic death of Owen Hart, broke Live+3 viewership and key demographic records for Vice TV with that episode garnering 626,000 viewers with 39,000 viewers in the 18-49 demographic.
The docuseries takes in-depth looks at some of the most controversial moments and figures in the history of professional wrestling.
Former WWE Champion and current AEW star Chris Jericho serves as the shows narrator for Season 2. Evan Husney serves as executive producer and writer for the show, while Jason Eisener is executive producer and director. Catherine Whyte, Naveen Prasad, and Vanessa Case and Alex McIntosh are also producers. Tara Nadolny is the supervising executive for Vice TV. Dark Side of the Ring is produced by Vice Studios.
Morgan Hertzan, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Vice Televisions had the following to say about the success of Dark Side of the Ring:
“We are absolutely ecstatic with the success of ‘Dark Side of the Ring,’” said Morgan Hertzan, executive vice president and general manager of Vice Television. 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!”
The trailer for Season 2 can be viewed above.