MTV'S "TEEN MOM 2" SEASON 3 PREMIERE AND THE SERIES DEBUT OF "CATFISH: THE TV SHOW" RANK AS THE NIGHT'S TOP TWO ORIGINAL CABLE SERIES AMONG P12-34
"Teen Mom 2" Attracts 3.4 Million Total Viewers and a 3.2 P12-34 Rating;
"Catfish: the TV Show" Reels in 2.7 Million Total Viewers and a 2.6 P12-34 Rating
New York, NY (November 13, 2012) -- MTV scored a huge Monday night with the season three premiere of "Teen Mom 2" ranking as the evening's #1 original cable series among P12-34, and the debut of "Catfish: The TV Show" ranking second for November 12. Additionally, according to Social Guide, "Catfish: The TV Show" ranked as the most social cable television series last night, followed by "Teen Mom 2" featuring multiple trending show topics across Twitter throughout the evening.
Premiering on a new night, Mondays, "Teen Mom 2" with Kailyn, Chelsea, Jenelle and Leah delivered a 3.2 P12-34 rating and drew in 3.4 million total viewers, up from the final season of "Teen Mom," and outpacing the "Teen Mom 2" season two finale. Season three ratings are expected to grow when accounting for evolving viewing habits within this demographic. The average P12-34 rating for the second season of the series experienced double-digit growth in viewership for Live+3 DVR viewing.
New series "Catfish: The TV Show" debuted following "Teen Mom 2," with a strong 2.6 P12-34 rating, making it the highest rated MTV series debut since the hit show "Ridiculousness." The premiere also ranked as the #1 cable series in the time slot among P12-34, and averaged 2.7 million total viewers.
"Teen Mom 2" - Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
The third season of this groundbreaking series goes beyond tabloid headlines and inside the emotional journeys of four young mothers as they face some of their biggest challenges yet, as their children enter into their "terrible twos." Next week on "Teen Mom 2," Leah and Corey go to mediation over custody of the girls, while Chelsea and Adam take a big step forward. Meanwhile, Jenelle fails a drug test, and Kailyn tries to connect with her estranged mother.
Viewers can also go to MTV.com or to the "Teen Mom 2" Facebook page for sneak peeks of the show including bonus/extended scenes and exclusive interviews with the moms.
"Teen Mom 2" is Executive Produced by Morgan J Freeman and Dia Sokol Savage. Lauren Dolgen is Executive Producer. Kendra MacLeod is Co-Executive Producer. Andy Portnoy and Janay Dutton are MTV Executives in Charge of Production. Lauren Dolgen, Jessica Zalkind and Sara Cohen are Executives for MTV. Concept by Lauren Dolgen.
"Catfish: The TV Show" - Mondays at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
On the second episode of "Catfish: The TV Show," exotic dancer, Trina, always had trouble meeting guys she could trust - until she was online and met fellow dancer, Scorpio. For over a year, they've been talking on the phone for hours each day. However, Trina is getting fed up with Scorpio's excuses for not getting together and she's threatening to end the relationship if they don't meet soon. What could Scorpio possibly be hiding?
Viewers can go to MTV.com for sneak peeks of the show including bonus and extended scenes, plus exclusive interviews. For more information and exclusive content, fans can "like" the "Catfish: The TV Show" Facebook page at https://facebook.com/MTVcatfish.
"Catfish: The TV Show" is produced by RelativityREAL and Catfish Picture Company LLC for MTV with RelativityREAL's Tom Forman, Brad Bishop, Julie Link Steffens serving as executive producers alongside David Metzler, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Nev Schulman, Andrew Jarecki and Mark Smerling. Marshall Eisen, Nomi Ernst Leidner, and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers for MTV. RelativityREAL's Jonathan Karshis is Co-Executive producer. Kelly Ostreicher is Supervising Producer, MTV. Jonathan Mussman is Executive in Charge, MTV.
Source: Nielsen. Live+SD. Ranked on 000s. P12-34 unless noted. Ridiculoussness debut: 2.8, 8/29/11.
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