Following the ratings for “Ink Master” week-to-week is not something we do at CarterMatt. After all, there’s no reason to consistently monitor something that is already a tremendous ratings performer on Spike TV, and something that is not going to be canceled anytime soon. We know this further thanks to the simple fact that season 7 was ordered all the way back in May.
Still, for posterity, we do find something fun in comparing the ratings for one season’s finale versus the one prior. On Tuesday, Dave Kruseman was declared the champ in a fairly-surprising victory over longtime favorite Chris Blinston, and it scored 1.59 million viewers live alongside a 0.8 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic. This is roughly equal to the rating of the show’s finale for season 5, though it did have around 80,000 more viewers. Both of these ratings are ultimately higher than the season 4 finale, which somehow drew the same demo rating but under 1.4 million viewers.
What we’re getting at here is that in terms of success, this show is clearly still going strong and consistently has the same audience watching every time. While we may have many complaints here and there about the judging, it’s not enough to deter either us or anyone from checking out the show.
There is no official premiere just yet for season 7, but it has a tentatively launch time of “spring.” Therefore, we figure that some more information on it will be made available in the new year.
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