Spike's 'Warrior' fights another season

Averages 1.8 mil viewers, 6.2 mil online streams

Spike TV's "but what if they did fight?" bar-argument-settling TV show "Deadliest Warrior" has been picked up for a second season.

The show hypothetically pits famous fighters throughout history against one another. In the ratings, the show is a strong performer for Spike, averaging 1.8 million viewers. But it's the program's online appeal that the network emphasized in the pickup, with 6.2 million "show-related" video streams on Spike.com and "Warrior" being the best-selling series among download-to-own platforms.

"We are thrilled with the success 'Deadliest Warrior' has achieved both on air and online for Spike," said Sharon Levy, senior vp original programming at Spike TV. "The decision to pick it up is a no-brainer. Since hitting the air, fans have endlessly debated and shared online, even offering some great ideas for future matchups."

Season 2 will have 13 episodes set to debut next year.