MTV'S "TEEN WOLF" SEASON 3 FINALE TAKES A BITE OUT OF THE COMPETITION AS MONDAY'S #1 CABLE TELECAST
Highest Rated Season to Date with an average 2.7 P12-34 Rating and 3.1 Million Total Viewers (Live+3)
Santa Monica, CA (March 25, 2014) - The second half of the third season of MTV's hit series "Teen Wolf" came to a dramatic close last night with the finale episode drawing in 2.3 million total viewers and a strong 2.0 P12-34 rating, making it the highest rated episode since the January premiere. It was also Monday's #1 cable telecast.
The season, which saw the death of beloved character Allison Argent (series star Crystal Reed) in the penultimate episode, is the highest rated season to date and was Monday's #1 cable program with teens. This season, ratings grew 50 percent with +3 day playback to average a 2.7 rating among P12-34 and 3.1 million total viewers.
On the social front, last night's finale generated 855,000 tweets, topping out at 52 national and worldwide trending topics. Overall, "Teen Wolf" is MTV's most social series ever and one of the top five most social series of 2014.
MTV recently announced that the series would return for a fourth season on Monday, June 23, 2014.
The first season of the "Teen Wolf" after show "Wolf Watch" averaged 1.3 million total viewers each week (Live+3), and was the #1 original cable series in the timeslot with P12-34.
For more ways to connect with "Teen Wolf" like it on Facebook at Facebook.com/teenwolf, or follow the show on Twitter @MTVTeenWolf and Tubmlr teenwolf.tumblr.com.
*Source: Nielsen. Live+SD, unless noted. P12-34, unless noted. Ranked on 000s. Teens: P12-17. Dates: 1/6/14-3/24/14. Social Guide.
"Teen Wolf" was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, "Criminal Minds") who also serves as executive producer. Additional executive producers include Russell Mulcahy ("Highlander," "Resident Evil: Extinction"), Marty Adelstein ("Prison Break"), René Echevarria ("Medium," "Castle"), Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The "Teen Wolf" series is based on a Screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman. Mina LeFevre, Julie Schwachenwald, Dana Gotlieb-Carter and Alexandra James are the MTV executives in charge of production. The series is a co-production with, and distributed by, MGM, in association with Lost Marbles Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa.
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: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
About MGM Television:
MGM Television, a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM), is a leading producer and global distributor of content for television and digital platforms, with original productions and a robust catalog of 10,500 television episodes and nearly 4,000 feature film titles covering some of entertainment's premiere franchises including the James Bond franchise and "The Hobbit" trilogy. Current television production projects include the hit series "Vikings," in its second season on HISTORY; "Fargo," a co-production with FX Productions and "Teen Wolf," currently in production on its fourth season. In addition, MGM Television serves as the syndicator for "Right This Minute" and "Let's Ask America." Through its finance and distribution entity Orion TV Productions, MGM Television has brought the courtroom series "Paternity Court" to syndication in 92% of the U.S. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.