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Friday, April 06, 2012

Battle of the Exes finale is down 500k viewers from the Rivals finale

Although MTV has renewed the Challenge for another season after Battle of the Exes, ratings for the finale drew less viewers than the Rivals finale. 

Johnny and Camilla win the Exes. 
Less than a year ago, Rivals was able to pull in 2.4 million viewers for its finale. This year, Battle of the Exes pulled in 1.9 million viewers. While not a stark contrast, Battle of the Exes was unable to keep the momentum that Rivals had going. Battle of the Exes ran out of steam in the last couple episodes, with most teams getting along leading up to the final mission. Meanwhile, Rivals benefitted from both the underdog storyline of CT (Paris) and Adam (Paris) and rivalry storyline between Wes (Austin) and Johnny (Key West)

However, the series still shows some promise. The second episode of Battle of the Exes hit a season-high of 2.2 million viewers. (That was the episode where Vinny (Fresh Meat II), Sarah (Brooklyn), Wes (Austin) and Mandi (Fresh Meat II) were sent home.) The show is still hitting high numbers consistently throughout the season and scores very well in the 18-24 demographic. Going into its 23rd season, the Challenge still has a relatively consistent viewership. 

2 comments:

Erica J said...

my favorite 2 episodes were actually the last two episodes! I liked the fact that they were all getting along. Idk maybe I am the crazy one! I was rooting for diem & ct since the beginning. I just always really liked the both of them and they were so freaking close to the end! anyways, I wonder what the next season will be. I also hate how they never play re-runs of the season. they play jersey shore's season's 1-5 on a weekly freaking basis. when can we see that finale again, yah no? probably never

Barbs said...

Seriously! Let's see them replay old episodes!