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“Lip Sync Battle” Ratings Rise for Justin Bieber, Deion Sanders Episode

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The lure of Justin Bieber was not enough to produce a series high for “Lip Sync Battle,” but it did result in a week-over-week ratings gain.

Thursday’s episode, which featured a battle between Bieber and Deion Sanders, drew a 0.68 adults 18-49 rating with 1.477 million viewers. Both numbers top those of the previous week’s broadcast, which featured Alison Brie vs. Will Arnett and managed a 0.60 rating with 1.273 million viewers.

Across twelve episodes, viewership for “Lip Sync Battle” has ranged from 1.266 million (Hoda Kotb vs. Michael Strahan) to 2.197 million (The Rock vs. Jimmy Fallon).

Deion Sanders, who performed “Play That Funky Music” and “Like a Virgin,” was the week’s victor.

Andy Cohen and Willie Geist battle on next week’s episode.

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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