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'A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila' Finale Scores Monster 5.9 P12-34 Rating
Plus: MTV greenlights spin-off "That's Amore!" starring Domenico Nesci, one of the fan-favorite contestants from the first season of the breakout hit series.

[via press release from MTV]

'A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila' Finale Scores Monster 5.9 P12-34 Rating


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 20 -- After becoming the highest rated series telecast on MTV for 2007, "A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" spins off a new comedic, romantic elimination series, "That's Amore!" starring Domenico Nesci, one of the fan-favorite contestants from the first season of the breakout hit series. Six episodes are scheduled to air Q1, 2008. Casting is underway.

"A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" Finale, Full Season & MTV.com:

* The finale of "A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" delivered a 5.9 P12-34 rating to become the highest rated series telecast on MTV since August 2005.

* The finale was the second highest rated telecast on MTV for 2007 (behind VMAs).

* For the night (8PM-11PM), "A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" finale was the most watched telecast across all of television among P12-34, even out-delivering broadcast.

* With over 6 million total viewers on average, this is MTV's most watched series telecast among total viewers (P2+) since November 2002 (11/26/02, "The Osbournes").

* "A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" has become MTV's highest rated new series among P12-34 in 2007.

* Series ranked #1 in its time period (Tue 10PM-11PM) among P12-34 across all of cable.

* "The Hangover" Aftershow at 11PM averaged a strong 3.6 P12-34 rating, ranking right behind the "A Shot At Love" finale as the #2 rated cable telecast for the night.

* On Tuesday 12/18/07, "A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" saw traffic and video streams surge. It was MTV.com's #1 show for video content, growing more than 100 percent from the previous week. The show also had its best day ever in terms of uniques since its October premiere, registering a 44% week-over-week growth for the franchise.

* Imonmtv.com, the online community currently dedicated to the stars and fans of "A Shot Of Love with Tila Tequila," has seen nearly half a million unique visitors and 10 million page views just since its launch in October.

* The most popular personality on Imonmtv.com, Dani Campbell, has registered nearly 28 thousand fans and well over 105 thousand comments on the site -- and counting.

"From food to fashion and fast cars, Italy gives America some of our finest imports, and Domenico is the very latest," said Tony Disanto, EVP of Series Development & Programming, MTV. "Tila Tequila may have given her heart to someone else, but this Italian bachelor isn't ready to give up on love, American style. He's still looking for the perfect match and we are going to help him find her! We knew we found our next star when Domenico strutted out in his tiny green and red spandex swimsuit. As we all know ... nothing says 'hot bachelor' like an Italian Flag Speedo."

Domenico Nesci, born and raised in Milano, Italy, is looking for his very own American sweetheart to win his heart and bring home to his 'mamma.' From southern belles to big city socialites to west coast surfers, MTV is hand- selecting 15 girls who will have their own 'shot at love' and an Italian romantic adventure of a lifetime with Domenico.

"A Shot At Love" and "That's Amore" are executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano for 495 Productions. David Gross and Drew Tappon are executives in charge for MTV.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 137 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, with all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 260 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.


  [december 2007]  


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