'Tila Tequila' courts 1.8 million


MTV's "A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila" -- which features the MySpace phenom choosing from among male and female suitors -- wooed 1.8 million viewers in its premiere Tuesday night.

The show, which aired from 10-11 p.m., ranked No. 1 in its time period across all of cable in the network's target demo of persons 18-34, averaging a 2.0 rating. That's also up 36% compared with MTV's "10 Spot" series premieres year-to-date.

"A Shot at Love" performed best in the demos of women 18-24 (4.0 rating) and female teens (3.3).

The show also became MTV's No. 2 highest-rated series premiere for the year so far, behind "Life of Ryan" (Aug. 27) and tied with "Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County" (Aug. 15).