Delicious: VH1 draws 7.5 mil for 'Flavor 2'


VH1 broke ratings records by wooing 7.5 million total viewers to the season finale of "Flavor of Love 2."

The 90-minute episode, which aired at 10 p.m. Sunday, marked the network's highest-rated telecast ever. The Season 2 finale of the series, which continued rapper Flavor Flav's search for love, also was the No. 1 cable telecast for the night and the top nonsports telecast in all of basic cable for the entire year, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

In the key demo of adults 18-49, the episode averaged a 4.6 rating, topping all other cable programs for the night. Among black adults 18-49, the show earned an 18 rating/34 share.

VH1 added that "Flavor of Love 2" -- which has broken several VH1 ratings records throughout its run, including becoming the most-watched series premiere in network history with 3.3 million total viewers Aug. 6 -- also is a hit on the channel's digital platforms, including broadband channel VSPOT. "Flavor of Love" streams on VSPOT hit a new one-day/single-show high Monday with 1.1 million streams.

VH1 also said Tuesday that Seasons 1 and 2 of the show are now available for purchase and download exclusively on the iTunes Music Store for $1.99 per episode, marking a first for VH1's series. Also now available are episodes of other VH1 series including "Hogan Knows Best," "Breaking Bonaduce" and "Strange Love."