MTV'S "FEAR FACTOR" DELIVERS NETWORK'S BIGGEST SERIES PREMIERE IN TWO YEARS
UP A WHOPPING +164% VS. TIME PERIOD AVERAGE, "FEAR FACTOR" WAS #1 UNSCRIPTED SHOW ON CABLE
New York, NY - June 1, 2017 - MTV's "Fear Factor" hosted by Ludacris delivered the network's highest rated series premiere in two years (P18-34) with the successful refresh of the break-through show. Up a whopping +164% vs. time period average, "Fear Factor" delivered a .83 (P18-34) rating and nearly one million total viewers. It was also Tuesday's #1 unscripted show on cable (P18-34) and helped deliver MTV's best Tuesday in a year and a half.
Additionally, "The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros" reached a season high with a .61, up +13% (P18-34).
Every Tuesday at 10PM ET/PT, MTV gives viewers the chance to conquer their fears head on. Ludacris hosts the new installment, custom-created for a generation that is increasingly empowered, while also more anxious than ever. Filled with new stunts inspired by urban legends, popular scary movies and viral videos from today's cultural zeitgeist, "Fear Factor" contestants confront their fears, push beyond their comfort zones and take action against some of their biggest stressors.
Anthony Carbone, Charles Wachter, Kevin Wehrenberg, Rob Smith and Robin Feinberg serve as Executive Producers for Endemol Shine North America. Nina L. Diaz, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are Executive Producers for MTV.
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About Endemol Shine North America:
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.
Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language format sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico, as well as all of Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Endemol Shine Group's companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (AT&T Audience Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), The Almost Impossible Game Show (MTV), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC), Hunted (CBS) and upcoming Ambulance (CBS), Page Six TV (Syndicated), Trading Spaces (TLC), Superhuman (FOX), I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime) and Fear Factor (MTV).