Reality TV Television Ratings News - November 2002
Reuters reports that Tuesday's second season opener of MTV's hit reality series, which featured legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon at a White House dinner, drew an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched cable TV program of the night, the network said on Wednesday. The episode, which also featured daughter Kelly singing the Madonna classic "Papa Don't Preach" at the June MTV Movie Awards, was hotly anticipated in part because the first season of the series had brought the family cult celebrity status.
Reuters reports that the ecstasy and the agony of a made-for-TV courtship proved more compelling to viewers than sexy models in lingerie as the season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" trounced CBS's "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" in the ratings.
ABC has announced that the next to last episode of it's second edition of "The Bachelor" (entitled "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All") drew an average audience of 16.8 million viewers, allowing ABC to beat NBC's "West Wing" in the hour among Total Viewers for the second consecutive week.