Spike (formerly and popularly known as Spike TV) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. Spike is a general entertainment channel featuring a mix of various programs and movies.

Spike's programming reaches approximately 98.7 million pay television subscribers in the United States as well as Canada. As of 2006, Spike's viewers were almost half women (45%), although many of them are reported to be watching it with male partners or family members, or were watching the CSI franchise. The average age of the channel's viewers was 42 years old.

As of February 2015, approximately 93.4 million households in the USA (80% of those with television) receive Spike.

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  • Cops


    Cops allows viewers to ride along with the men and women of law enforcement every week as they take…

  • Bar Rescue

    Bar Rescue

    Bar Rescue follows Jon Taffer, one of the country's top restaurant and bar consultants, will give fa…

  • Ink Master

    Ink Master

    An estimated 40 million Americans have at least one tattoo. So who is the country's preeminent tatto…

  • Tattoo Nightmares

    Tattoo Nightmares

    "Tattoo Nightmares" showcases real people with really bad tattoos who seek the help of some of the b…

  • Lip Sync Battle

    Lip Sync Battle

    Lip Sync Battle is already a huge viral sensation. Now Spike is taking it to the next level with its…

  • Catch a Contractor

    Catch a Contractor

    Who do you turn to when a home renovation job goes horribly awry? Spike's original docu-reality seri…

  • Jail


    Shot on location in cities across the U.S., Jail renamed Jail: Big Texas follows prison inmates from…

  • The Shannara Chronicles

    The Shannara Chronicles

    The Shannara Chronicles is a new TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks.…

  • Ink Master: Redemption

    Ink Master: Redemption

    In Ink Master: Redemption, human canvases from previous "Ink Master" seasons, who left unhappy with…

  • The Mist

    The Mist

    Based on a story by Stephen King, Spike's The Mist centers around a small town family that is torn a…

  • Digitally Destroyed

    On "Digitally Destroyed" Jamie Casino and his team are on a mission for cyber justice.

  • Premier Boxing Champions

    Premier Boxing Champions

    Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TVis taking boxing back to its roots. This is boxing, pure and sim…

  • World's Greatest Knockouts

    World's Greatest Knockouts

    On "World's Greatest Knockouts" you will see Knockouts that are so devastating the fighters are out…

  • Bellator MMA Live

    Bellator MMA Live

    Bellator MMA Live (formerly known as Bellator Fighting Championships) is a mixed martial arts (MMA)…

  • Xtreme Off-Road

    Xtreme Off-Road

    Xtreme Off-Road explains how to fabricate and weld custom crawlers, buggies, diesels and Jeeps befor…

  • Engine Power

    Engine Power

    Engine Power provides pro engine tips on assembling and tuning everything from street engines to ful…

  • Truck Tech

    Truck Tech

    PowerNation brings to the viewer the latest automotive how-to from four specialist teams that demons…

  • Detroit Muscle

    Detroit Muscle

    PowerNation brings to the viewer the latest automotive how-to from four specialist teams that demons…

  • Funniest Commercials of the Year

    Funniest Commercials of the Year

    In an age where everyone DVRs everything, commercials have to stand out to get noticed. When people…

  • Forensic Justice

    "Forensic Justice" is a series with expert analysis and dramatic storytelling of recent crime storie…

  • Unrivaled


    "Unrivaled" investigates the scope and magnitude of this epic battle in this look back at the ascens…

  • Life or Debt

    Life or Debt

    Three quarters of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck with no cushion for the unexpected. And…

  • Bellator Kickboxing

    Bellator Kickboxing

    Coverage of Bellator Kickboxing events.

  • Spike Guys' Choice Awards

    Spike Guys' Choice Awards

    Spike's Guys Choice is everything that a typical award show is NOT – a hilarious, unpretentious, hea…

  • Tracks


    In Tracks, a team of two attempts to name a song title just by listening to its individual tracks (e…

  • Caraoke Showdown

    Caraoke Showdown

    Caraoke Showdown features Craig Robinson posing as a driver, picking up unsuspecting contestants who…

  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story

    Time: The Kalief Browder Story

    Time: The Kalief Browder Story is a documentary series chronicling the life of a 16 year-old student…

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