August 10, 2012 4:37pm PT by THR Staff
TLC's 'Honey Boo Boo' Scores Winning Ratings With Series Premiere
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo… with impressive ratings, to boot.
The 6-year-old proved to be a winning asset for TLC, with the debut episode of her Toddlers & Tiaras spinoff scoring a 1.6 in the coveted 18-49 demographic and notching a whopping 2.2 million viewers. The show ranked No. 1 among all ad-supported cable in its 10 pm time period, among women in the key demos.
The first installment of the six-episode series follows Honey Boo Boo (real name Alana Thompson) and her family, stay-at-home mom June, chalk-mining dad Sugar Bear, and sisters, 12-year-old Lauryn "Pumpkin", 15-year-old Jessica "Chubbs", and 17-year-old pregnant Anna "Chickadee,” as they introduce the rest of the world to their “Redneck Games” – a backyard version of the Olympics.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which has drawn mixed reactions around the web, returns Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT with another two brand-new episodes. For a taste of the series, watch the clip below.