Oxygen Orders Second Season of 'Best Ink'


Oxygen Media has ordered a second season of its tattoo competition series Best Ink, which will premiere later this year.

In its Tuesday 10 p.m. timeslot, Best Ink increased the average over the prior year in all key demos with 110% advance among  persons18 to 49, 86% with women of that age, 53% among females 18-34 and 59% in total viewers.

"The tattoo industry was a previously unexplored space for Oxygen," commented Rod Aissa, senior vice president, original programming and development, Oxygen Media, in announcing the pick-up. "But our audience immediately loved it, and with Best Ink we've been able to capture the drama and culture of the tattoo scene while weaving compelling stories through the tapestry of ink. We're looking forward to continuing to celebrate this amazing art form with the best and brightest tattoo artists from across the country."

The series is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein and Rico Martinez serving as executive producers, and Erin Cristall, Rene Rainey and Peter Woronov as co-executive producers.