Last Wednesday's episode of The Real World: San Diego had the highest rated premiere since the 2009 Brooklyn season.
1.9 million viewers tuned in and met Alexandra, Ashley, Frank, Nate, Priscilla, Sam, and Zach. The episode was up 17 percent from the Las Vegas premiere last season, but the episode with Dustin Zito's revelation is still the highest rated episode in a while.
Last Wednesday's episode had elements of drunken revelry, but the cast actually stayed in for their first night in the house (gasp!). Well, technically, they decided to stay in because Priscilla was underage, but then later somehow ended up at a bar. The episode had actual elements of interest and shows promise in future developments. The Ashley/Zach storyline was set up quite well with obvious references to the fact that they will hook up this season. While Priscilla, Nate and Sam seem to be developing separate individual storylines on their respective pasts.
The breakout star of the show, or at least the person the first episode focused most on, was Frank. Frank identifies as bisexual, yet is irked by the manner in which Sam brazenly shares her sexuality with the roommates. Nonetheless, in the first episode, Frank freely admits that he's bisexual, but falls hard for Alexandra. Alexandra seemed to respond to his direct advances by flirting back with him, but later shot Frank down while drinking in a bar. Then, we essentially saw Frank basically freak out. And this was only the first episode.