MTV’s ‘Skins’ Takes Ratings Dive In Week 2

By | Tuesday January 25, 2011 @ 1:09pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

All the media attention surrounding the controversial new MTV drama Skins didn’t convert into ratings, as the racy freshman drama was down sharply in its second airing last night. The series, which lost a number of advertisers since its premiere, … Read More »

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CABLE RATINGS: ‘Jersey Shore’ Hits A New Record, USA’s ‘Fairly Legal’ Debuts OK

Nellie Andreeva

Another week, another ratings record for Jersey Shore. The red-hot MTV reality phenomenon drew 8.9 million viewers last night, beating last week’s record of 8.6 million. In adults 18-49, it averaged a 4.7 rating, also a new record, making it the second highest-rated program on TV last night behind Fox’s Read More »

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Huge Ratings For ‘Jersey Shore’ Premiere

By | Friday January 7, 2011 @ 11:44am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Some 8.5 million viewers tuned in for the Season 3 premiere of Jersey Shore on MTV last night, making it the highest-rated series telecast on MTV ever. It shattered Jersey Shore‘s previous record for most-watched episode, which was 6.7 million. … Read More »

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It’s Official: MTV Announces David Janollari And Chris Linn Promotions

By | Tuesday November 9, 2010 @ 9:34am PST
Nellie Andreeva

MTV this morning confirmed Deadline’s story from Sunday, announcing that it is elevating EVP scripted development David Janollari and EVP MTV Production Chris Linn. The duo will succeed departing president of programming Tony DiSanto. Here is the official release:

New York, NY (November 9, 2010) MTV, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks today announced veteran entertainment and television executive David Janollari will take on the expanded role of Executive Vice President, Head of Programming for the network effective immediately.  In addition, Chris Linn will become Executive Vice President, Programming and Head of MTV Production.  The announcement was made today by Van Toffler, President of MTV Networks Music & Logo Group and Stephen Friedman, General Manager of MTV.

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CABLE RATINGS RAT RACE: Solid Exit For MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’

Nellie Andreeva

In its second season finale, MTV’s phenom Jersey Shore fell short of the all-time record of 6.7 million viewers it posted earlier this fall. But a total audience of 6.1 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in 18-49 that won the 10 PM hour over the broadcast networks is nothing … Read More »

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CABLE RAT RACE: 11.4 Million Watch VMAs

By | Monday September 13, 2010 @ 1:38pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A lot of Lady Gaga mixed with a little Justin Bieber and some Kanye West/Taylor Swift controversy led to a big turnout for the 2010 Video Music Awards on MTV last night. The ceremony hosted by Chelsea Handler, who was mostly panned for her emcee job, averaged 11.4 million viewers and a 10.0 rating in persons 12-34 (7.9 million viewers in the demo Read More »

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CABLE RATINGS RAT RACE: 8 Mil Watch ‘Camp Rock 2′, Another Record For ‘Jersey Shore’ & Season High For ‘Project Runway’

By | Saturday September 4, 2010 @ 2:14pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Last night’s premiere of Disney Channel’s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam drew some 8 million total viewers to rank as the year’s most watched cable movie and TV’s top Friday telecast in nearly 6 months in total viewers. The sequel’s audience was down slightly from the 8.9 million averaged by … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ Returns Huge

Nellie Andreeva

MTV’s reality hit Jersey Shore broke series records with its second season premiere last night, which drew 5.3 million viewers and a 5.1 rating in people 12-34. This marks the top cable telecast of the year in 12-34 and MTV’s best … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Deadliest Catch’ Slips From Record Highs But Still Strong, ‘Covert Affairs’ Grows, MTV’s ‘Teen Mom’ Debut Big

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Cable had another solid showing last night. Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch came down from its meteoric heights last week but was still the highest-rated cable program, USA’s Covert Affairs showed growth in Week 2, and MTV saw a huge turnout for the second season premiere of Teen Mom.

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RATINGS RAT RACE UPDATE: Massive Audiences For ‘Deadliest Catch,’ ‘Covert Affairs’ Solid In Debut, ‘White Collar’ Down

Nellie Andreeva

phil-harris-deadliest-catchIt was an extraordinary night on cable last night, with a high-profile series debut (USA Network’s Covert Affairs), a high-profile series finale (MTV’s The Hills) and an extraordinary event episode on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. After weeks of ratings build-up, the … Read More »

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