NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the heels of MTV’s 7th consecutive quarter of YoY prime growth – best streak in MTV history– “Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny” is the network’s highest-rated series premiere in five years. Thursday night’s debut scored an impressive 0.82 rating (P18-49) delivering nearly one million viewers across the commercial-free premiere. Additionally, the new series ranks as the #2 unscripted cable series of the broadcast year.
“Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny” was also a success across social platforms with #DoubleShotAtLove trending in the United States throughout the premiere and was the #2 most social show on cable.
In this week’s episode, airing Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on MTV, DJ Pauly D and Vinny make it clear which women are their favorites and battle it out for the chance to take some of them on a date.
Follow along @DoubleShotAtLove on Instagram and Facebook and @MTVShotAtLove on Twitter for more updates and get in on the conversation using #DoubleShotAtLove.
“Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny” is produced by MTV, SallyAnn Salsano and 495 Productions.
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios, a unit that produces new and reimagined content for SVOD and linear platforms based on MTV’s library of over 200+ youth titles and franchises.
About 495 Productions:
SallyAnn Salsano is the Founder, CEO, Executive Producer and creative force behind the Daytime and Primetime Emmy nominated 495 Productions team. Boasting the highest-rated shows for both MTV and CMT with “Jersey Shore” and “Party Down South,” multiple seasons of record-breaking “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” on VH1, and the showrunner of Fox’s highly anticipated reboot of “Paradise Hotel,” 495 Productions has cemented their place in pop-culture history. Some additional shows from 495 Productions versatile roster include: “Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny” (MTV), “Floribama Shore” (MTV), “Bachelorette Weekend” (CMT),”The Untitled Action Bronson Show” (Viceland), “The Real” daytime talk show (syndicated), “Blue Collar Millionaires” (CNBC), “Winter Break: Hunter Mountain” (MTV), “Invitation Only” (Bravo), “Nashville Star” (NBC), “More To Love” (FOX), “Tattoo Nightmares” (Spike), “Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition” (Lifetime), “Snooki & JWOWW” (MTV), “Disaster Date” (MTV), “Tattoos After Dark” (Oxygen), “Repo Games” (Spike), “Wedding Wars” (VH1), “Taboo USA” (National Geographic Channel), several seasons of HGTV’s #1 rated show “Design Star,” Oxygen’s #1 rated show “Dance Your Ass Off,” “A Shot At Love” (MTV), “Tool Academy” (VH1), and many others. In March 2014 it was announced that FremantleMedia North America acquired a majority stake in 495 Productions.
* Source: Nielsen; LSD/P18-49 unless noted; historical MTV cvg rtgs, reality series only; competitive based on 000s.
**Source: Nielsen Social