Blake Shelton and Carson Daly are brewing up impressive ratings at USA Network with their new game show, Barmageddon. The series premiere, which aired on Dec. 5, was the network’s most-viewed series premiere in nearly three years with 1.2M total viewers, according to live-plus-3-day Nielsen data. That’s about an 81% increase from the same-day audience, which is a record delayed viewing lift for USA Network’s unscripted programming. The episode also scored the network’s best premiere rating among the 18-49 demo in more than three years.
The July 10 announcement welcomes the Mindy Project star and the Voice host for this year’s NBC telecast, while the TV Academy unveils the 2014 awards key art.