2.2 Million Viewers Tune In to Premiere of TLC's 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

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August 9th, 2012

via press release:


--Series premiere of HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO was watched by 2.2M P2+--

(New York, NY) – She came, she conquered, and with her carefree, tight-knit family by her side, Honey Boo Boo introduced America to Georgia’s backyard version of the Olympics: the “Redneck Games.” The combined season premieres of TLC’s long-anticipated HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO delivered high ratings for the network on Wednesday night at 10/10:30 PM (ET/PT), garnering a 1.6 HH rating, a 1.7 W18-34 rating, a 1.6 W18-49 rating and a 1.4 W25-54 rating.


The premieres of TLC’s HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO ranked #1 among all ad-supported cable in its time period among W25-54/18-49/18-34 and #2 among HH, P2+ and P25-54/18-49/18-34.


HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO follows Alana and her family: stay-at-home mom June, chalk-mining dad Sugar Bear, and sisters 12-year-old Lauryn "Pumpkin", 15-year-old Jessica "Chubbs", and 17-year-old pregnant Anna "Chickadee.” From family outings to loud and crazy family get-togethers, HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO takes us off the pageant stage and into the unapologetically-outrageous family life of the Honey Boo Boo clan.


HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO returns Wednesday at 10 PM (ET/PT) with two all-new episodes.


  • Androme

    So 2.2 million people watched the beauty pageant nut on side effects of her go-go juice high? Fascinating.

  • Cyndi Taylor

    You’re right – it was absolutely fascinating. Honey Boo Boo is a doll and her family is great. Can’t wait for the rest of the season!

  • Brian

    I loved the episode yesterday! You better redneck ognize

  • hope

    I love it and for the people who hate it why did/do you watch? If I don’t like something I change the channel y’all should do the same

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    Honey Boo Boo weirdos are clearly missing chromosome here and there. Most of what I saw of it was on The Soup and the few minutes here I could stomach on the rerun. The Mom looks like a giant talking thumb with folds of skin where her neck should be and looks like a cross between Jabba The Hutt and Butterball, the Cenobite, from the HELL RAISER movies. The should could use the theme from Deliverance to add to the atmosphere.

    Its sick how these pageants exploit children dressing them up as sex objects. There should a minimum pageant age of 13.

    Of course they will only do mockumentary shows like this about low class white rednecks. You will never see a show like this about low class people in Da Hood or the Barrio for Hispanics as the NAACP and La Raza would start massive protests not to meniton TLC camera crews would probably be afraid of being shot – with real guns.

  • Wanda koz

    Shame on TLC..promoting bad manners, teen pregnancy, bad eating habits, rudeness. Obesity, and the decline of the family
    Why were subtitles needed?

    Shame on.TLC. They are no longer the learning channel and is a cheap reproduction of the original …TLC FAIL

  • Lori

    Obviously, people love to watch a train wreck and the whole family is a train wreck.

  • Guest

    PLEASE someone tell me, what in the HECK is entertaining about this trashy family? Their MINOR daughter is pregnant and they are proud. The mom scratches her butt on TV, and calls her crotch a “biscuit”. They feed their 6 year old daughter a combination of energy drinks and Mt. Dew and call it “go-go juice”. I’m sure their dentist “LOVES” them, IF they even see one. If this family wants to live their lives this way, that’s fine, but it’s MORALLY, ETHICALLY WRONG of TLC to expose the rest of the world to this garbage. THIS IS NOT ENTERTAINAMENT. If you think this is entertainment then you are DESPARATE! This is a filthy, disgusting show, with NO morals, principals, ethics, manners, NOTHING is good about this show!!! The sooner it’s off the air, the better. TLC PLEASE stop paying this family to act this way. YOU ARE WRONG. There are people in the world that are FAR more deserving of the money you are paying this family to expose their trash. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!! This family is a walking heart attack and YOU TLC are condoning it! HELLO DR. PHIL HELPPPPPP!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    .TLC has now, hit a new low..it’s really a shameful show.

  • Guest

    The Loser Channel

  • ChrisA

    So 2.2 million people wasted their time watching this reality crap. While they can watch a quality scripted show on another network. Its a shame what people are watching these days.

  • Jared

    As crazy as this family is..you can tell they love and support one another no matter what. People love to support the underdog..and Alana and her family are just that.

  • RyanCanada

    lol at honey boo boo, lol

  • GaryO

    Soooo, this stupid show had a 2.2 million people who watched it last night. Well, I started watching it and within 10-15 minutes, I could NOT take any more and turned the channel. This show will NOT be airing in my home again. The little girl is cute but her sisters and especially those parents of hers are down right STUPID!!!! Can not stand that kind of garbage!!!

  • Walker

    The “Redneck Games.” Ugh…

  • LeslieH

    I live not far from these people. I was born and raised here. PLEEEEEAAAAAASE don’t think that everyone from the south bacts this way. The redneck games are really just for fun, yes some people are rednecks but not all. These people are what we here in the south call WHITE TRASH. Iwas raised that we don’t associate with trash like that. I can’t believe a show has been made encouraging this TRASHY lifestyle! UGHHHH!!

  • Kathy

    What on earth is this world coming too? There is nothing cute about this little girl. God I hope she doesnt turn out to be like her mother or even worse—-look like her mother. I dont see anything cute about this girl or the rest of her family. Please TLC take this disgusting show off. There are other little girls in the pagent that act much better and with decent parents who I rather watch then this family. TLC—YOU really hit bottom airing this one. What is so great about people like this????????????????

  • GeorgianShamed

    If you lay down with dogs…even medium dogs you wake up with fleas…so I have banned this disgraceful, white trash mess from my home. My daughter does pageants and I expect her to be the picture of Southern beauty and class…This family is a disgrace…Obese, rude, ignorant, classless mother that blows her nose on a washcloth she carries in her pocket!!! with a pregnant teen daughter and obviously more mouths than she can feed in a healthy manner! They make me sick as well as all their trashy supporters!

  • Guest

    I also feel as the others above and voiced my opinion to TLC about this
    trashy show. WHAT part of this show is good? The child is spoiled, disobedient, errogant, talks back to parents, obese, desperant for attention as is the mother. I’d be embarrased if my mother acted as this one does. There is nothing funny about her or this show. I too couldn’t stand to watch by 10 minutes of this show. It just got worse.

  • Guest

    I understand that TLC just like everybody else has to air something that will make them money but come on, this show is terrible. I watched it for about 15 minutes and couldn’t take it anymore and changed the channel.I won’t watch it again.

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