via press release:
MTV’S “TEEN WOLF” SEASON 3 FINALE TAKES A BITE OUT OF THE COMPETITION AS MONDAY’S #1 CABLE TELECAST
Highest Rated Season to Date with an average 2.7 P12-34 Rating and 3.1 Million Total Viewers (Live+3)
Santa Monica, CA (March 25, 2014) – The second half of the third season of MTV’s hit series “Teen Wolf” came to a dramatic close last night with the finale episode drawing in 2.3 million total viewers and a strong 2.0 P12-34 rating, making it the highest rated episode since the January premiere. It was also Monday’s #1 cable telecast.
The season, which saw the death of beloved character Allison Argent (series star Crystal Reed) in the penultimate episode, is the highest rated season to date and was Monday’s #1 cable program with teens. This season, ratings grew 50 percent with +3 day playback to average a 2.7 rating among P12-34 and 3.1 million total viewers.
On the social front, last night’s finale generated 855,000 tweets, topping out at 52 national and worldwide trending topics. Overall, “Teen Wolf” is MTV’s most social series ever and one of the top five most social series of 2014.
MTV recently announced that the series would return for a fourth season on Monday, June 23, 2014.
The first season of the “Teen Wolf” after show “Wolf Watch” averaged 1.3 million total viewers each week (Live+3), and was the #1 original cable series in the timeslot with P12-34.
*Source: Nielsen. Live+SD, unless noted. P12-34, unless noted. Ranked on 000s. Teens: P12-17. Dates: 1/6/14-3/24/14. Social Guide.
“Teen Wolf” was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, “Criminal Minds”) who also serves as executive producer. Additional executive producers include Russell Mulcahy (“Highlander,” “Resident Evil: Extinction”), Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”), René Echevarria (“Medium,” “Castle”), Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The “Teen Wolf” series is based on a Screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman. Mina LeFevre, Julie Schwachenwald, Dana Gotlieb-Carter and Alexandra James are the MTV executives in charge of production. The series is a co-production with, and distributed by, MGM, in association with Lost Marbles Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa.