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[01/26/11 - 02:11 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: MTV
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- With the TCA Winter Press Tour officially behind us, we thought a recap was in order to give our readers an overview of the flurry of announcements from the past month.

To that end we're offering up 25 capsules - five each day - of our most trafficked cable networks' plans for 2011, plus a look back at the numbers from 2010. Together they should help give you a better idea of their respective performances and goals moving forward.

As always, our daily and monthly list of premiere dates as well as our quarterly programming grids can assist in planning your viewing accordingly.

Network: MTV

2011 Premiere Dates (Announced):

"I Used to Be Fat" (premiered Wednesday, December 29 at 10/9c)
"Teen Mom 2" (premiered Tuesday, January 11 at 10/9c)
"Skins" (premiered Monday, January 17 at 10/9c)
"My Life As Liz" (Season 2 premieres Tuesday, February 8 at 11/10c)

2011 Premiere Dates (Date TBA):

"America's Best Dance Crew" (Season 6, April)
"The Challenge" (Season 21, TBA)
"Death Valley" (New Series, TBA)
"Hard Times of RJ Berger" (Season 2, Spring)
"I Just Want My Pants Back" (New Series, TBA)
"Real World: Las Vegas" (Season 25, March)
"Teen Wolf" (New Series, Summer)
"That Girl" (New Series, TBA)

2010 Primetime Averages for Original Episodes:

millions of viewers (adults 18-49 rating) - series
5.809 (2.9) - Jersey Shore S2.1
3.837 (2.0) - Jersey Shore S1
3.691 (2.1) - Teen Mom S2
2.596 (1.4) - Teen Mom S1
2.421 (1.3) - 16 & Pregnant S2.1
2.401 (1.3) - 16 & Pregnant S2.2
2.123 (1.2) - The Hills S6
1.849 (1.0) - Real World: New Orleans
1.839 (0.8) - America's Best Dance Crew S5
1.615 (1.0) - The City S2
1.450 (0.8) - Real World: Washington D.C.
1.360 (0.8) - The Challenge: Cutthroat
1.193 (0.7) - The Challenge: Fresh Meat II
1.016 (0.6) - Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory S3
0.992 (0.4) - Hard Times of RJ Berger S1
0.975 (0.4) - My Life As Liz S1
0.971 (0.4) - The Buried Life S1
0.957 (0.5) - The Buried Life S2*
0.953 (0.5) - The World of Jenks S1*
0.837 (0.4) - True Life*
0.837 (0.4) - Pranked S3*
0.837 (0.4) - Bully Beatdown S3*
0.475 (0.2) - Megadrive S1*
0.459 (0.3) - Warren the Ape S1*

* denotes numbers for all original episodes were not available; nor were all series

Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live+SD (1/1/10-12/31/10)





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· 16 & PREGNANT (MTV)
· AWKWARD (MTV)
· BULLY BEATDOWN (MTV)
· BURIED LIFE, THE (MTV)
· CITY, THE (MTV)
· DEATH VALLEY (MTV)
· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)
· HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER, THE (MTV)
· HILLS, THE (MTV)
· I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK (MTV)
· I USED TO BE FAT (MTV)
· JERSEY SHORE (MTV)
· MEGADRIVE (MTV)
· MY LIFE AS LIZ (MTV)
· PRANKED (MTV)
· RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS: AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW (MTV)
· REAL WORLD, THE (MTV)
· REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES CHALLENGE (MTV)
· ROB DYRDEK'S FANTASY FACTORY (MTV)
· SKINS (MTV)
· TEEN MOM (MTV)
· TEEN WOLF (MTV)
· TRUE LIFE (MTV)
· WARREN THE APE (MTV)
· WORLD OF JENKS, THE (MTV)









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