MTV: Music Television's ratings phenomenon, The Osbournes, continues
to build audience, posting a 5.2 household rating Tuesday, up from a 4.4 last
week, according to Nielsen Media Research.
In its target demo, 12 through 34, the series about America's favorite
dysfunctional family earned a huge 6.8 rating, up from 5.5 last week.
Even the show that proceeds The Osbournes Tuesday nights, The Real
World XI,seems to be enjoying a halo effect from the hit about a
rock-star family. Real World did a 4.5 household rating Tuesday and a 5.4
in the 12-through-34 demo.
MTV officials were mum on a published report that the network had ordered a
second season of The Osbournes. 'We're in discussions,' a spokeswoman