Talk about a reversal of fortune: After a dismal premiere, which drew just 126,000 viewers, Starz' sophomore comedy series 'Party Down' rose to 289,000 viewers in its second episode, marking a jump of 126 percent, according to the Live Feed.
Sure, that's less than the approximately one-million viewers who watched 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' on the same night. However, it may be a telling sign that the positive feedback 'Party Down' is getting is finally funneling down to people who normally don't consider Starz as a home for original programming.
Still, with ratings still in the toilet, and with much of its cast exiting after season 2, the future of 'Party Down' isn't looking too bright.
Numbers aren't looking too hot for 'Gravity,' which 'Party Down' leads into.. According to reports, its premiere drew just 123,000 viewers.