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Dark Side of the Ring sets new ratings high for season two premiere

The season two premiere of Vice's Dark Side of the Ring set a new ratings high for the series.

Last night's Dark Side of the Ring season two premiere averaged 320,000 viewers on Vice TV. The episode was a two-hour special focused on the Chris Benoit double murder-suicide.

In the 18-49 demo, the episode drew a 0.14 rating. The show finished 80th for the night in that category.

Leading into both parts airing last night, part one of the season two premiere had been uploaded to YouTube last week.

"The Last of the Von Erichs," which averaged 234,000 viewers, was the highest rated Dark Side of the Ring episode in season one. That episode and the documentary on the death of Gino Hernandez both drew 0.08 ratings in the 18-49 demo.

Vice's after show for the Dark Side of the Ring season two premiere averaged 127,000 viewers. The rating in 18-49 was a 0.05.

Vice touted that the first season of Dark Side of the Ring was the most watched show in Vice TV's history. Here's a look at the ratings for each episode:

  • Macho Man & Ms. Elizabeth -- 154,000 viewers, 0.06 rating in 18-49
  • The Montreal Screwjob -- 181,000 viewers, 0.07 rating in 18-49
  • The killing of Bruiser Brody -- 214,000 viewers, 0.07 rating in 18-49
  • The Von Erich family -- 234,000 viewers, 0.08 rating in 18-49
  • The death of Gino Hernandez -- 225,000 viewers, 0.08 rating in 18-49
  • The Fabulous Moolah -- 200,000 viewers, 0.07 rating in 18-49

New Jack is the subject of the next Dark Side of the Ring episode for season two. It will air at 10 p.m. Eastern time next Tuesday.