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Ratings: Scream Awards take a dip

Spike broadcast draws 800,000 viewers during 9 p.m. premiere

Tuesday night’s Scream Awards on Spike drew 800,000 total viewers for the initial 9 o’clock premiere and another 471,000 in the 11 p.m. telecast.

Last year Scream kudos drew 9.9 million total viewers over four telecasts, so unless there’s a big jump in repeats to come, this year’s figures are down comparatively. In the 18-34 male demo, which is the net’s sweet spot, the awards drew a 0.7 rating for the first telecast.

Show is geared toward sci-fi and fantasy fans, and this year’s edition reunited several members of the “Lost” cast, as well as showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. Staying on the TV side, many thesps from HBO’s vampire drama “True Blood” were on hand. Also featured was a look back at bigscreen pic “Back to the Future,” with stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd on hand to introduce the seg.

Show was taped Oct. 16 from the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

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