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The Pick-Up Artist Season 2 Ratings

author Posted by: Mack Tight on date Dec 2nd, 2008 | filed Filed under: Ratings

First, I want to say that you should check out my The Pickup Artist finale recap

Next, I want to touch on the question that is on everybody’s mind…

What were the ratings for The Pick-Up Artist 2?

VH1 isn’t very good at releasing ratings for their shows… in fact most cable networks are notoriously bad.

Unless it is a highly rated Flavor or Rock of Love finale, VH1 is typically mum.

Nielson only lists the top 20 cable shows.

The only concrete ratings I’ve seen for the show this season is for the premiere episode.

Here’s the stats…

“The first episode of Pick-Up Artist 2 scored a .8 in the 18-49 demo and attracted 1.2 million total viewers for its 10:00 PM Premiere; double Season 1’s premiere episode.”

For comparison purposes, here’s some other recent VH1 ratings…

‘Rock of Love: Charm School’ Premiere = 2.4 million viewers
‘Real Chance Of Love’ Premiere = 2.2 million viewers
‘I Love Money Reunion Special’ = 2.1 million viewers
‘Scream Queen’ Premiere = 1.2 million viewers

So obviously The Pick-Up Artist doesn’t get the ratings that the trashy Bachelor/Bachelorette like shows get. That’s really no surprise to me.

It took me a while but I’ve finally accepted the fact that American’s like crappy TV. It is really a miracle that shows like “Arrested Development” made it a whole three seasons.

When it comes to ratings there is a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration too…

… the time that the show airs (for example 8-9pm C has more viewers than 7-8pm)
… competing shows that run at the same period
… the day of the week
… the ratings of the lead-in or lead-out
… the specific ratings of the targeted demographic
… the month the show airs in

There’s really too many factors and too little information for me to make a decisive decision if this season was a major success or not.

Obviously the big question on everyone’s mind is will there be a season 3…

I doubt at this point anyone really has that answer.

But I’ll give my overall opinions about it tomorrow…

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