The Real World: D.C - Ratings

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[QUOTE=GraysGreat;148485]Well if thats the case, it would be greatly appreciated if someone would be able to do that for me. :)[/QUOTE] I meant to write it up but forgot. Was surprised some of the seasons during the show's mid-90s heyday (Miami, Seattle, etc.) was a bit lower than I would have thought for a "phenomenon". Hawaii and New Orleans were big premieres. Chicago wasn't as big of a premiere but I think it had the highest total season average from what's been said around here. Paris I believe didn't do so well. Not sure if its parallel RR season South Pacific ever topped it, but it certainly did well (See [URL="http://www.medialifemagazine.com/news2003/jul03/jul28/3_wed/news4wednesday.html"]here[/URL] and [URL="http://www.medialifemagazine.com/news2003/jun03/jun16/3_wed/news5wednesday.html"]here[/URL]). Basically the recent cluster of seasons premiered with around 3 million until Denver, which crashed with a premiere of about 50% of ****...*** the show never recovered to its previous numbers for premieres. Not sure if this is the fault of Denver, its near-Thanksgiving air date, some other show on that night, the previous season (Key West) possibly experiencing a dropoff throughout the season (total guess), some MTV factor, or something else.
Denvers premiere ratings According to Variety, adding up the three hours shows that 4.33 million people watched, which is more than the 3.33 million who watched Key West’s debut. MTV also responds to Variety’s story, agreeing that just “4.33 million viewers (3.25 million in the target 12-34 demo) tuned in to the three airings of the premiere episode
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Yes, but that's network spin. The first showing's premiere one-hour airing is the one that matters in the TV world. From the Washington Post in 2006: [I]"The Real World: Denver."[/I] Only 1.5 million watched the debut of the 18th edition of MTV's aged reality-series franchise. That's at most half the audience logged by the first episode of the 17th edition, "The Real World: Key West"; the nearly 4 million who caught Episode 1 of the 16th edition, "The Real World: Austin"; the 3.3 million for the opener of the 15th edition, "The Real World: Philadelphia"; and the 4 million for the first installment of No. 14, "The Real World: San Diego." Which leaves us pondering whether it was the "Denver" or the Thanksgiving Eve debut that rendered this one DOA. [URL]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/28/AR**********854.html[/URL] Trying to get thread DC ratings related for most part.
MTV's spin was 8.5 million. I just gave you the facts. [url]http://www.getrealdenver.com/2006/11/29/mtvs-stats-differ-from-nielson-numbers/[/url]
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Denver was also the start of the RW airing on Wednesdays rather than Tuesdays, a move that still baffles me, and surprised has [B]still[/B] not been reverted. Tuesdays were known as the night RW was on with list competition from younger-skewing shows. Wednesdays has South Park which takes away the male audience, among other shows.
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[QUOTE=ColiesMom;149354]Denvers premiere ratings According to Variety, adding up the three hours shows that 4.33 million people watched, which is more than the 3.33 million who watched Key West's debut. [/QUOTE] Variety article seems to indicate the the two first hours of the three hours you mentioned were part of a preview special and not Denver itself, so 4.33 may be incorrect. "MTV touted results for a pair of one-hour preview specials that ran at 8 and 9 leading up to the premiere. Those drew 1.18 million and 1.59 million viewers, respectively." [URL="http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=print_story&articleid=VR**********&categoryid=14"]variety[/URL]
[QUOTE=43000www_new;149369]Variety article seems to indicate the the two first hours of the three hours you mentioned were part of a preview special and not Denver itself, so 4.33 may be incorrect. "MTV touted results for a pair of one-hour preview specials that ran at 8 and 9 leading up to the premiere. Those drew 1.18 million and 1.59 million viewers, respectively." [URL="http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=print_story&articleid=VR**********&categoryid=14"]variety[/URL][/QUOTE] It was an 8,9, and 10 o'clock showing of the Denver itself premier episode. Trust me....I watched all 3.... 4.33 million is correct (of course you can subtract 7 roomates and their family members from that total)
[QUOTE=Bacchus;149349]Great news. It goes to show putting together a coherent storyline with compelling characters will in fact trump a giant 4 month kegger... I'm looking at my guide, and they are putting up all sorts of replays over the weekend, so hopefully they can hold this level or even build next week.[/QUOTE]I agree. Seasons with substance are the ones that bring in the ratings. Brooklyn, and now DC, are proof of that. I am very happy to see these numbers. On the repeats, they've been running them A LOT. Three to four Episode 1 repeats everyday of the week, including many promos. Same with the Episode 2 repeats, three almost everyday as well. MTV is doing a pretty good job so far if you ask me, and its paying off.
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[QUOTE=ColiesMom;149370]It was an 8,9, and 10 o'clock showing of the Denver itself premier episode. Trust me....I watched all 3.... 4.33 million is correct (of course you can subtract 7 roomates and their family members from that total)[/QUOTE] You're right. I think I remember the back-to-back-to-back airing, was bizarre choice on their part.
And Brooklyn started at 2.26 mill.
[QUOTE=43000www_new;149378]You're right. I think I remember the back-to-back-to-back airing, was bizarre choice on their part.[/QUOTE] It was when they were doing that whole threesome promo...
[B]Episode 2 makes #10 on [URL="http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman2/publish/Cable_65recap/Yell_and_scream_Jersey_Shore_is_a_hit.asp"]Media Life Magazine's[/URL] top 10 cable shows for adults ages 18-34.[/B] [url=http://vevmo.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=5143][img]http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/15434b4e385738668.jpg[/img][/url]
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Teen Mom, Jersey Shore, and The Real World all in the top ten? Great job MTV. And great job for BMP, TRW and the Kardashians both in the top ten, with the Kardashians at one. I think MTV is doing great.
Oh, and here is the official big number for episode 2, which was posted yesterday on [URL="http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/01/12/cable-ratings-wwe-raw-ncis-spongebob-secret-life-and-icarly-top-weekly-cable-charts/38551"]TVbythenumber's weekly Top 25 cable report[/URL]. From the article: [QUOTE]As already posted, Jersey Shore averaged 3.266 million on Thursday, more than a million more than Real World: DC’s 2.02 million on Wednesday Night.[/QUOTE] Oh, and this was also mentioned in the article, this is just sad. VH1's most watched show of the week was For the Love of Ray J 2, which averaged 1.563 million. MTV is kicking ***.
Really, how is WWE so high on this list and for both shows. No wonder Vince is so rich.
[B][U]Episode 3 Ratings:[/U][/B] Real World DC - 1.840 million viewers - 1.3/2 HH - 1.0/3 A18-49 - 2.0/6 W18-34 The ratings drop this week by about 8.9%. Hopefully it will pick up and make its way back in the 2 million range. I sure hope it won't follow the pattern of Real World Cancun and The Ruins, who both had a high increase for their second episode, and then plummeted after... (Well, Cancun did not plummet, it stayed steady at 1.6/1.7 million, but still)
[QUOTE=mr.unamazing;150583]Really, how is WWE so high on this list and for both shows. No wonder Vince is so rich.[/QUOTE] Surprised it isn't a little higher actually. Last week he brought back Bret Hart so a large number was a lock. IMO the whole ratings thing is a little weird these days with DVR use being so prevalent. Most normal households (ie not those equipped with set meters) probably record a lot of tv that never ends up being viewed, and watch very little as it airs. Some like in my case also manage to record every showing of RW Cancun and only watch each episode once so monitoring how often something is recorded wouldn't be an accurate measurement.
[QUOTE=43000www_new;149353][B]I meant to write it up but forgot. Was surprised some of the seasons during the show's mid-90s heyday (Miami, Seattle, etc.) was a bit lower than I would have thought for a "phenomenon". Hawaii and New Orleans were big premieres. Chicago wasn't as big of a premiere but I think it had the highest total season average from what's been said around here.[/B] Paris I believe didn't do so well. Not sure if its parallel RR season South Pacific ever topped it, but it certainly did well (See [URL="http://www.medialifemagazine.com/news2003/jul03/jul28/3_wed/news4wednesday.html"]here[/URL] and [URL="http://www.medialifemagazine.com/news2003/jun03/jun16/3_wed/news5wednesday.html"]here[/URL]). Basically the recent cluster of seasons premiered with around 3 million until Denver, which crashed with a premiere of about 50% of ****...*** the show never recovered to its previous numbers for premieres. Not sure if this is the fault of Denver, its near-Thanksgiving air date, some other show on that night, the previous season (Key West) possibly experiencing a dropoff throughout the season (total guess), some MTV factor, or something else.[/QUOTE] Well up until the Hawaii season The Real World was building it's fan base. Every season it grew in numbers and with Hawaii it just exploded. Hawaii in my eyes is when this show really took off into the mainstream. Before Hawaii TRW had a cult following, but Hawaii rode a wave of record ratings for MTV that gave the show national attention. Even People magazine had an article about the show and discussed Ruthie's alcohol storyline. The Hawaii season was such a huge hit and people took notice, it's no coincedence that a year later Survivor premeired on CBS to huge ratings. So basically Hawaii spawned so many things, if not for that season we wouldnt have reality shows on every single channel, Survivor, Big Brother, and The Real World trying to re-create the magic that was the Hawaii season every single season since. Thanks to Hawaii party animals, people prone to sleeping around, drunks, and overall more provocative people are cast every season. But Hawaii still had a lot of substance, along with hardcore partiers Teck and Ruthie, you had Justin and Kaia who were very intellectual. Justin was a genius who attended Harvard. Matt was the nice guy yes man of the house. Then we also had the Colin & Amaya drama that also started another trend, the dreaded reality tv couple. They were the first to do it now it's a dead horse that has been beaten to death that has even infected shows like Jersey Shore (Sammi & Ronni). I believe Hawaii had a lot of good & bad. Good that it was an amazing and emotionally draining season to watch and bad. TRW has tried to duplicate it so many times that is has killed the show.
[B]Advanced ratings for weeks 1 and 2: [/B] [B][U]Episode 1[/U][/B] Real World DC - 1.881 million viewers - 1.2/2 HH - 1.0/3 A18-49 - 1.9/6 W18-34 [B][U]Episode 2[/U][/B] Real World DC (10pm) - 2.020 million viewers - 1.4/2 HH - 1.1/3 A18-49 - 1.9/5 W18-34
[B][U]Episode 4 Ratings[/U][/B] Real World DC - 1.792 million viewers - 1.2/2 HH - 1.0/3 A18-49 - 1.9/5 W18-34
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[url=http://perezhilton.com/2010-01-25-nielsen-ratings-to-include-online-viewership]Perez Hilton: Nielsen Ratings To Include Online Viewership[/url] This could help the ratings.
[B][U]Episode 5 Ratings[/U][/B] Real World DC (10pm) - 1.628 million viewers - 1.2/2 HH - 0.9/2 A18-49 - 1.6/5 W18-34 The numbers continue to fall. Lower and lower and lower...
Bad news.
[QUOTE=blanky667;153183] The numbers continue to fall. Lower and lower and lower...[/QUOTE] I'm going to chalk it up to a rough night of programming with the State of the Union running over into the 10 o'clock hour. I think we will see a rebound next week.
[QUOTE=Bacchus;153187]I'm going to chalk it up to a rough night of programming with the State of the Union running over into the 10 o'clock hour. I think we will see a rebound next week.[/QUOTE]That was a factor last night, but the numbers have fallen week to week since Episode 2. Not good. But, I hope we see a rebound next week like you said. MTV isn't running any re-runs over the next couple of days, however.
If it's lower next week then it will be bad news. It wasn't exactly the best night considering the State of the Union so I think it could very well raise next week. Of course I would have watched this week but my DVR went blank on MTV...blah.
I just think this season sucks.. They need to change some stuff! Come on MTV, step it up.
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I don't think it sucks, but something is missing. IMO, the roommates are too lovey dovey. I don't need them bat**** crazy but I find the whole "we are all a happy family" at the end of the episode annoying.. I thought the ratings would be much, much worse with the state of the unions speech, I don't think its that bad.
While I haven't seen all the episodes, I like the cast. They just seem really down to earth with a slight twist. I would like to see them push the casting even further in terms of people with really strong backgrounds. Put people in a situation where they can't help but to be strongly opposed to each other's backgrounds like RW: SF.
The D.C ratings go down even further. [B][U]Episode 6 Ratings[/U][/B] Real World DC - 1.596 million viewers - 1.2/2 HH - 0.8/2 A18-49 - 1.9/6 W18-34

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