E! Gets a Ratings Win With 'Botched' and Janice Dickinson's Implants

Nabbing its best Sunday premiere in almost a year, the network's new unscripted series fetches 1.2 million viewers.
Janice Dickinson

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.

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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.