Last night (July 28, 2013) saw the stunning debut of the E! channel's new reality television series Total Divas. It's of interest to us because it features a behind-the-scenes look at the personal and professional lives of seven WWE Divas, most notably the Bella Twins, who are each dating Daniel Bryan and John Cena, respectively.
Well, the debut episode's ratings are in and everyone is pretty happy about the numbers the show managed to pull.
Here's the press release from E! and WWE:
E!'S "TOTAL DIVAS" SERIES PREMIERE DELIVERS 1.3 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 10PM
New E! Series Taking Viewers Inside the World of WWE Divas Both Inside and Outside the Ring Delivers E!'s Most Watched Series Debut Since "Married to Jonas" in August 2012
In last night's series debut at 10pm, "Total Divas" delivered 1.3 MM Total Viewers / 855K A18-49 / 1.1 HH rtg making it E!'s most-watched new series debut since Married to Jonas in August 2012.
"Total Divas" was the 2ndmost social program in all ad-supported cable for the day (65K), behind only E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."
Across both airings at 10pm and midnight, "Total Divas" delivered 2 MM Total Viewers and 1.3 MM in its core demo, A18-49.
"Total Divas" launched off the back of the continued strength of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," which delivered its 2ndmost-watched telecast of Season 8 with 2.8 MM Total Viewers.
That's a solid debut, all things considered. The real question, though, has always been whether or not reality show fans would buy into professional wrestling as a subject matter while investing in the characters presented. That remains to be seen, and we'll know more within the next couple episodes.
For now, all is well.