'The Hills' Phenomenon Continues On-Air and Online
Finale Ranked #1 For The Night Among P12-34 Across All of Television Out
Finale Drove MTV.com Traffic Levels Into Record Territory
NEW YORK, Dec. 12 --
"The Hills" Season 3 Finale:
-- "The Hills" finale averaged a 4.8 P12-34 rating to become the highest
Hills telecast ever.
-- With over 4.6 million average viewers (P2+), it was also the most
watched Hills telecast ever.
-- For the night (8PM-11PM), "The Hills" season 3 finale (#1) and "The
Hills" Live Aftershow (#2) were the most watched telecasts across all
of television among P12-34, even out-delivering broadcast.
-- The P12-34 rating increased 60% from the season 2 finale and increased
83% from the season 1 finale.
"The Hills" Season 3 Full Season:
-- The Hills is the #1 original series across all of cable in 2007 among
-- MTV was the highest rated channel among P12-34 in the Monday 10-10:30
time period, beating both Broadcast and Cable
-- The full season averaged a 4.4 P12-34 rating, up 51% from season 2 and
up 62% from season 1.
-- F18-24 delivered an impressive 12.2 rating, increasing 61% from season
2 and 109% from season 1.
-- This season reached over 73 million total viewers (P2+) with over 37
million from our P12-34 core.
"The Hills" Live Aftershow:
-- The Aftershow delivered a 4.1 P12-34 rating, over-delivering the
season 2 Aftershow by 123%.
-- It also retained 86% of "The Hills" finale P12-34 viewers.
"The Hills" MTV.com
-- MTV.com on Tuesday, 12/11/07 scored its biggest day ever, outside of
the 2007 Video Music Awards, in terms of unique visitors. MTV.com
garnered nearly 2.2MM uniques and delivered nearly 5.8MM streams.
-- If that weren't enough, anticipation for the finale drove MTV.com
traffic levels into record territory on Monday, 12/10/07, the day of
the finale. Monday ranked as the fourth most-trafficked day for
MTV.com ever (outside of the 2007 Video Music Awards), with 1.5MM
uniques. More than 100,000 unique visitors viewed the Live Aftershow
between 11PM and midnight.
-- The excitement for "The Hills" also helped spike traffic for MTV's
Remote Control pop-culture blog, which saw uniques spike by 600% on
Monday and by nearly 900% on Tuesday, its best day ever.
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