via press release:
MTV’S “THE CHALLENGE: BATTLE OF THE EXES” PREMIERE TOPS WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON CABLE
New York, NY – (January 26, 2012) – The season premiere of “The Challenge: Battle of the Exes” was the best debut in eight seasons for the franchise and Wednesday’s #1 original cable series. “The Challenge: Battle of The Exes” averaged a 1.9 P12-34 rating, and delivered 1.9 million total viewers.
In next weeks episode of “The Challenge: Battle of the Exes” airing on Wednesday, February 1, a drunken action by one Challenger has devastating consequences. And unrequited love is in the air as Wes pines after his partner Mandi, and Naomi makes jealous one-sided claims over Leroy.
“The Challenge” saw its highest numbers on mtv.com for the franchise since 2009, with 53k unique visitors. The “Exes” show page saw a 26 percent increase in traffic over “The Rivals” premiere. “Battle of the Exes” trended #1 right out of the gate and in total, six terms from the show trended throughout the hour.
“The Challenge: Battle of the Exes,” was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Scott Freeman and Justin Booth serve as Executive Producers. Jacquelyn French is the MTV Executive in charge of production.
Source: The Nielsen Company. Live+SD P12-34 coverage ratings. Rank on 000s.
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