16 And Pregnant's Second Week Viewer Ratings

16 AND PREGNANT, the documentary series which tackles one of the most controversial and thought-provoking topics today – teenaged pregnancy – made MTV the #1 destination last night for P12-34 across all of Canadian English Specialty Television from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT for the second week in a row. Last night’s episode pulled in 113,000 viewers in the P12-34 demographic, a 48% increase from last week’s premiere which saw 77,000 viewers in the same demo. Last night’s episode was also the #1 program across all of Canadian English Specialty for the entire day for both P12-34 and A18-34.*

Next week’s episode (Monday, August 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV) visits Amber, a typical high school senior, hanging with her friends and stirring up trouble in her small town of Anderson, Indiana. She spends most of her time with her boyfriend Gary, who she’s been with for almost three years. She loves him very much, despite her family’s less-than-warm feelings toward him. They never really got over the fact that she snuck behind her older brother’s back and stole his best friend as her sweetheart. They’re going to have to get used to Gary, though, because… that’s right… Amber’s pregnant with his baby.

16 AND PREGNANT follows the lives of teenaged girls for 5-7 months as they navigate the unfamiliar territory and uncertainty of being pregnant.  MTV captures every moment and reaction in real time, including several of the births and how the young mothers and fathers dealt with new parenthood. The series tackles a variety of issues including marriage, adoption, attending school and dealing with gossip. Cameras continued to follow the teens for a significant amount of time after they gave birth to document how they coped with taking care of their infants in addition to balancing adult responsibilities with teenage life. The series was embraced by U.S. audiences garnering record ratings for the entire season, resulting in a second season pick-up.

16 AND PREGNANT airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and is available on demand on mtv.ca.

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