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'Skins' Ratings Drop for Second Episode

Only about half of the show's viewers tune in from last week.

MTV Skins
Courtesy of MTV Networks

MTV's controversial new drama Skins is not only losing advertisers -- it's losing viewers too.

The show attracted only about half the total viewers it did from its premiere last week.

Skins' second episode Monday scored 1.6 million viewers, compared to 3.3 million the previous week, one of MTV's biggest series debuts ever.   Among viewers in MTV's key 12 to 34 demo, it drew a 1.6 rating. For its premiere last week, Skins had a 3.4.