MTV Renews 'Catfish'

Reality Series Is Network’s Most Watched Freshman Show In five Years

MTV has picked up a second season of its hit reality series Catfish: The TV Show, the network announced Wednesday.

The series, which shines a light on dating in a digital world, is averaging 2.5 million viewers in its freshman year, according to Nielsen. The show is also averaging 2.3 rating among the network’s target adult 12-34 demo, which is the highest rated start to an MTV series since 2007.

“’Catfish: The TV Show’ has truly captured the zeitgeist of the digital dating age,” said Dave Sirulnick, Executive Vice President, MTV Multiplatform in a statement. “The show has resonated with our audience by portraying the real life journeys of individuals trying to navigate the highs and lows of online dating – an experience our viewers can relate to. We are thrilled to bring the show back for a second season, and look forward to the fascinating stories that only Nev and Max can uncover."