[02/02/12 - 02:46 PM]
MTV's "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" Grows from Its Highly Rated Season Premiere, Attracting More Than 2.2 Million Viewers
MTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 1.

[via press release from MTV]


New York, NY - (February 2, 2012) - Last night's episode of "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" delivered a 2.2 P12-34 rating, growing 16% from last week's season premiere, the highest rated debut the franchise has seen in eight seasons. "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" was Wednesday's #1 original cable series and ranked #1 in its 10:00-11:00 p.m. time slot across all TV. With more than 2.2 million viewers tuning in to last night's second episode, "The Challenge" is off to its fastest start in eight seasons.

In next week's episode, airing Wednesday, February 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, Abram struggles with insecurity over his on-and-off relationship with Cara Maria, while Paula and Dunbar seem to be getting over their issues-for now. And physical injuries put not one, but two teams, in jeopardy of going home.

"The Challenge: Battle of the Exes," was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Scott Freeman and Justin Booth serve as Executive Producers. Jacquelyn French is the MTV Executive in charge of production.

Source: Nielsen. Live+SD coverage ratings. "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" premiere telecasts, 01/25/12-02/01/12. Rank based on P12-34 impressions.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

  [february 2012]  


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