4.8 mil engaged by VH1's 'N.Y.'


VH1's "I Love New York" felt the love from 4.8 million viewers in its season finale Monday night, making it the series' most-watched episode.

The show, which featured former "Flavor of Love" contestant New York searching for love from among a group of bachelors, had the second-highest-rated season of any VH1 series ever, behind "Flavor of Love 2." The finale, which aired at 9 p.m. Monday, found New York choosing Tango, who proposed to her at the end of the episode.

"New York" pulled in strong numbers from the start, drawing 4.4 million viewers for its Jan. 8 premiere, making it the most-watched series premiere ever on VH1.

In addition, VH1 said that nearly 1 million video streams were logged on broadband channel VSPOT on Monday and Tuesday, while "New York" content on VH1.com hit 3 million page views over the two days.

VH1 is airing a "New York" reunion special at 9 p.m. April 15.

In other VH1 news, the network said Wednesday that Bam Margera is set to host the second annual VH1 Rock Honors, which honor the "legends who influenced the sound of rock." The show, which will honor Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top, takes place May 12 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and airs at 9 p.m. May 24.

Meanwhile, the third-season premiere of Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" brought in the show's best ratings ever. More than 3.1 million viewers tuned in Tuesday night to the 9 p.m. debut, marking a 30% increase over last year's premiere.