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VH1’s ’Rock of Love’ Finale Rocks a 4.0 Rating as the Network Posts Its 21st Consecutive Quarter of Growth


’Rock of Love With Bret Michaels’ Attracts 5.4 Million Total Viewers and Takes

Top Spot As the #1 Program on Cable On Sunday, September 30

VH1’s Total Viewers in Primetime During 3rd Quarter Jump 25% Year-Over-Year

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), has ended its 21st consecutive quarter of growth among total viewers with a bang. Sunday night’s (9/30) 9:00 PM finale of “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels,” earned a 4.0 in the key 18-49 demo, the second highest rated telecast in VH1 history.

The episode in which Poison frontman Bret Michaels chose Jess averaged 4.1 million viewers in the demo and attracted 5.4 million total viewers. The final episode was the #1 program on cable for the night, as well as the #1 non-sports program on cable for the week. In addition, the finale ranked as the #3 non-sports telecast on ad-supported cable for the entire year-to-date among P18-49 viewers.

Overall, VH1’s primetime rating for the quarter in the key 18-49 demo averaged a .5, up +25% from last quarter and a +25% increase over the same time period last year. “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels” joins four other series - “Scott Baio is 45 ... And Single,” “Hogan Knows Best,” “Pick-Up Artist” and “What Perez Sez” - in the growing list of VH1 original programming with more than 1 million total viewers this quarter.

For the quarter VH1 ranks #3 among basic cable networks on Sunday nights for viewers 18-49.

-- Throughout the quarter, “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels” averaged a
1.4 P18-49 demo rating and consistently ranked among the top programs
on all of cable on Sundays. Overall, the series averaged 2.1 million
total viewers.
-- In its 4th season, “Hogan Knows Best” averaged a 1.2 P18-49 rating for
the quarter - the show’s highest rated season ever. It averaged 1.8
million total viewers.
-- “Scott Baio is 45 ... and Single” averaged a .9 P18-49 rating with 1.0
million viewers in the demo, ranking it among the top 10 programs in
its time period on all of basic cable. Overall, the series averaged 1.3
million total viewers.
-- “The Pick-Up Artist” took Monday nights by storm. The show averaged a
.8 P18-49 rating, +80% higher than the network’s primetime quarter-to-
date average. The series averaged 1.2 million total viewers.

VH1 Digital

VH1 has also seen significant growth across all of it platforms. Year-to- date, average monthly video streams on have increased 43%. In fact, “Rock of Love” was the most popular show throughout the quarter on On Sunday 9/30 and Monday 10/1 alone, video streams of “Rock of Love” on reached close to 1 million. Additionally, on Monday 10/1, the effects of “Rock of Love” were seen across, as daily unique visitors to the VH1 Blog surged nearly 192% from the day before (the top 3 most-viewed posts were “Rock of Love”-related) and daily uniques to’s new photo hub, where ’Rock of Love" content was highlighted nearly doubled -- with growth of 99% -- versus the previous day.


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