The season finale of TV Land’s High School Reunion averaged more than 1 million total viewers during Thursday night’s broadcast, according to Nielsen Media Research, making it the most-watched original series in the network’s 12-year history.
High School Reunion averaged 821,000 viewers per episode throughout the season, up 89% from programming it air in the same time period last year. Among viewers between 25 and 54 years old, it posted a 0.5 rating (487,000 viewers), up more than 147% from the year-ago period.
“The steady, record-setting growth of High School Reunion this season is a testament to the fact that viewers can’t get enough of this show,” Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land, said in a statement. “Our audience of people in their 40s and 50s continue to come to us on-air and online and we couldn’t be more thrilled.”
During the hour of the on-air premier of the finale, titled “Only The Lonely,” TVLand.com’s traffic surged up 162% compared to the prior week and soared up 188% in the hour immediately following the broadcast.
TV Land officials said High School Reunion Webisodes were the most popular video of the day, eclipsing the next popular clip by 110%. For the week of March 31, 13 of the top 20 pages on the network’s Web site were High School Reunion pages.
Executive produced by Mike Fleiss and Lisa Levenson (“The Bachelor”), High School Reunion reunites classmates from all walks and stages of life who have some issues to address and resolve since their high school days.