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MTV’s Resurgence Continues with Premiere of “Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny” #1 Cable Reality Launch of 2019

April 15, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2019--On the heels of MTV’s 7 th  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.

About MTV:

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

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