Source: Douglas Pucci on TV Media Insights Forum
Last night's (August 20th) episode of Skin Wars, which aired at 9pm ET, the third of the season scored a series high 725,000 total viewers. This is up 19% from last week's 588,000 total viewers and also up 4% over the August 6th premiere, which had 697,000 total viewers.
Skin Wars had 298,000 18-49 viewers, up 19% week to week.
No other original episode of any GSN show (The Chase, Bible, Church, Idiotest, Mind of a Man, MTWI) has scored this high in total viewers in 2014 since The Chase in January/February.
The only difference between the first two episodes of Skin Wars and this week is the lead-in at 8pm ET, which was a rerun of Skin Wars. The Chase was the prior lead-in on August 6th and 13th, but has been removed since. Very, very smart move by GSN to eject The Chase and air Skin Wars instead in this one timeslot.