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Ratings: “Lip Sync Battle” Rises for Julianne vs. Derek Hough Episode

A showdown between Julianne and Derek Hough resulted in a week-over-week ratings increase for Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle.”

This week’s “Lip Sync Battle” drew a 0.77 adults 18-49 rating with 1.55 million viewers. Both numbers best those of the previous broadcast (Malin Akerman vs. Stephen Merchant), which drew a 0.66 with 1.300 million viewers.

It was the show’s second consecutive uptick.

“Lip Sync Battle” was cable television’s top original entertainment program and fourth-highest-rated original broadcast. Only ESPN’s two NBA Playoff games and the 1:30AM edition of “SportsCenter” fared better with adults 18-49.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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