Paramount Network Touts First-Week Ratings: ‘Waco,’ ‘Lip Sync Battle’ & More

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Paramount Network debuted January 18 and is off to a solid start. Having replaced Viacom’s Spike, the new channel is up 93% in adults 18-49 and 85% in viewership vs the previous quarter. Waco, its limited series about the 1993 Branch Davidian standoff with the federal government, premiered Wednesday as the best-rated drama series bow on ad-supported basic cable since August. Paramount Network said Episode drew 1.9M total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating. The former Spike’s…