[11/28/12 - 01:57 PM]
MTV's "Catfish: the TV Show" and "Teen Mom 2" Season 3 Rank as Monday Night's Top Two Original Cable Series Among P12-34 for the Third Consecutive Week
MTV spins the numbers for Monday, November 26.

[via press release from MTV]


"Catfish: the TV Show" Was the #1 Rated Non-Sports Show and #1 Among W12-34 at 11PM on Monday Night Across All of Television

New York, NY (November 28, 2012) -- MTV continues to surge on Monday nights with "Catfish: The TV Show" and season three of "Teen Mom 2" as they ranked as Monday's #1 and #2 original cable series among P12-34 for the third consecutive week. Additionally, in its 11PM time period "Catfish: The TV Show" was the #1 non-sports show among P12-34 and the #1 show amongst W12-34 across all of television. According to Trendrr, "Catfish: The TV Show" ranked as the most social original cable television series on Monday night followed by "Teen Mom 2".

Debuting on November 12, MTV's new series, "Catfish: The TV Show" became MTV's highest rated series premiere at 11 PM ever. For the third consecutive week, "Catfish" was the #1 cable series in its time period among P12-34, also ranking #1 in the time period across all TV with W12-34 for the third week in a row. This week, the show averaged 2.6 million total viewers.

Season 3 of "Teen Mom 2" featuring Kailyn, Chelsea, Jenelle and Leah delivered a 2.3 P12-34 rating and averaged 2.6 million total viewers this week, up from the previous week's episode. For the third consecutive week, Teen Mom 2 was the #1 cable series in its time period among P12-34.

Furthermore, as we continue to examine the evolving viewing habits within the P12-34 demographic and account for Live+3 playback viewing this season, the average P12-34 ratings for both MTV shows are experiencing a double-digit percentage growth in viewership.

"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 decides to visit the local university to get into a nursing program, and Chelsea's friend invites her to Dierks Bentley concert to get her mind off Adam. Jenelle finally pays the price for her probation, while Kailyn takes Jo to court to change their custody agreement.

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

Following the success of Rogue Pictures and Relativity Media's critically acclaimed 2010 documentary-thriller "Catfish," the new MTV series "Catfish: The TV Show" tackles the mystery and complexities of dating in a digital world. The 12 episode, hour-long series follows Nev Schulman, whose own online love drama was the subject of the "Catfish" film, and filmmaker Max Joseph as they take viewers on a deeply personal journey that goes inside the stories of young people as their online-only romantic relationships collide with first-time, real-life encounters.

On next week's episode of "Catfish: The TV Show," Jasmine has been texting with Mike for two years and thinks he could be the perfect step-father for her son. Although they live only 15 minutes apart, Jasmine and Mike have yet to meet up in person. Is Mike really who he says he is?

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.

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.

  [november 2012]  


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