1:59pm PT by Michael O'Connell
E! Gets a Ratings Win With 'Botched' and Janice Dickinson's Implants
If you rebuild it, they will come.
E! scored its best Sunday launch in almost a year last night with the time slot launch of corrective plastic surgery reality show Botched — and its first episode following the removal and insertion of silicone implants for reality veteran Janice Dickinson.
A total 1.2 million viewers tuned in to the episode, with 805,000 of them adults 18-49. That's up roughly 60 percent from last week's Tuesday sampling. The last time E! approached those numbers with a Sunday debut was Total Divas last July.
The show also is performing well online. The Botched premiere thus far has drawn 324,000 unique viewers to its website, the most for a premiere week in three years.