MTV greenlights “The Challenge” for record-breaking 36th season as the hit competition series is pacing to be highest rated in 8 years
New York, NY, July 9, 2020 – On the heels of the highest rated season premiere in 14 years, MTV today announced that the ground-breaking competition series, “”The Challenge,” has been renewed for season 36. The franchise continues to be a ratings phenomenon for MTV, with “Total Madness” averaging a 1.61 among P18-49 (L3) and pacing to be the highest rated season in the last eight years, with total viewers up 10% (1.51 mil vs. 1.39 mil) with P18-49.
MTV continues to dominate as the #1 cable network among P18-34 with 2 of the top 3 cable series including The Challenge (#2) and Jersey Shore Family Vacation (#3).
Tune in for “The Challenge: Total Madness” season finale on Wednesday, July 15th at 8PM ET/PT. After a season of grueling challenges and brutal eliminations, nine finalists compete for their share of the $1,000,000 prize. Stamina will be tested in freezing cold temperatures and massive mountains as Challengers fight for the championship title.
“The Challenge” was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, Scott Freeman, Justin Booth and Emer Harkin serve as Executive Producers, and Danny Wascou and Jeff Schmidt serve as Co-Executive Producers. Dan Caster serves as Executive Producer with Leanne Mucci as Co-Executive Producer for MTV.
Source: Nielsen; L3/P18-49 coverage ratings unless noted; The Challenge ssn prem Wed 4/1/20, 8p-9:30p; MTV #1 cable net, full day total day on cvg rtg.
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MTV greenlights critically-acclaimed competition franchise The Challenge for season 37
Ratings juggernaut teases all-new season with longtime host TJ Lavin from set in Croatia
NEW YORK, NY (June 17, 2021) - On the heels of scoring its best monthly share in over 13 years, MTV today announced that the critically-acclaimed competition series, The Challenge, has been renewed for a 37th season. Longtime host TJ Lavin revealed the news today in a video message from set in Croatia.
The franchise that invented the reality competition genre continues to be a ratings juggernaut for MTV with a .94 full season average, making Double Agents one of the highest rated seasons in 8 years, delivering a franchise best on share. Double Agents was #1 in its time period with P18-34 among several other demos.
The Challenge season 37 full cast list and premiere date are to be announced at a later date. Follow The Challenge on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, subscribe to The Challenge on YouTube, and use #TheChallenge37 to join the conversation!
The Challenge was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Julie Pizzi, Emer Harkin, Ryan Smith and Danny Wascou serve as Executive Producers and James Rodriguez is Co-Executive Producer. Dan Caster serves as Executive Producer with Leanne Mucci as Co-Executive Producer for MTV.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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