MTV’s Osbournes Still Solid

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MTV: Music Television’s The Osbournes finished its second season with
a solid but not overwhelming performance.

The Aug. 12 season-ending episode of the reality series earned a 2.8
household rating, slightly below the 3.2 mark the show garnered June 10, when it
relaunched with 10 new shows from its 20-episode sophomore season, according to
Nielsen Media Research.

After averaging a 3.4 household rating for the first 14 episodes, The
Osbournes
only mustered a 2.4 rating over its last six episodes, although
the show consistently ranked among the top shows with adults 18-34.

MTV has already announced that it will bring back heavy-metal rocker Ozzy
Osbourne and his quirky family for a third season, with the show set to debut in
early 2004.

MTV’s other Tuesday-night reality series, Real World, generated a 2.9
rating, according to Nielsen.

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