Jon Dores

Rock out with your balls out! The Comedy Network’s The Jon Dore Television Show and Keys to the VIP climb the ratings charts!

A 10th anniversary and a cross-country “Dime Bag Comedy Tour” Yes, The Comedy Network has a lot to celebrate lately – including increased ratings for the talking testicles, repulsive nudity and the pick-up artists featured in The Jon Dore Television Show and Keys to the VIP. Half way through their seasons, both shows are making a rapid ascent up The Comedy Network’s ratings chart!

So far, Season 1 of The Jon Dore Television Show has averaged 57,000 viewers through five episodes. Meanwhile, Season 2 of Keys to the VIP has averaged 65,000 viewers through four episodes. Even in repeats Keys has achieved excellent numbers, topping out at 135,000 viewers on Saturday, November 10. Both series rank #2 and #3 among all original series on The Comedy Network, behind only homegrown heavyweight, Corner Gas. Keys, up 71% from last season’s average, is also the #1 original production on The Comedy Network among male viewers 18-34.

The Jon Dore Television Show has been attracting “critical” attention as well, with reviews ranging from “Jon Dore’s testicles aren’t that funny” (Toronto Star) to “a half-hour-long masturbation joke” (The Globe and Mail). The series stars award-winning comic Jon Dore whose flat-out, crazy take on life is told through an array of real-life interviews, off-the-wall tangents and wild antics. In each episode, Dore fearlessly throws himself in the line-of-fire as he sets out to correct his faults and make all his “wrongs” right again. In the next episode, premiering tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Jon tries everything to quit smoking including patches, boxes of gum and hypnotism.

Since Keys to the VIP premiered last season, buzz surrounding the series quickly spread from the night clubs to bachelor pads, campuses and computer screens across the country. The series is also one of the most-viewed programs on The Comedy Network’s broadband channel at TheComedyNetwork.ca. Each episode showcases the “skills” of two so-called studs as they compete against each other in three hilarious rounds of pick-up challenges.

The winner is awarded “the Keys to the VIP” – a VIP club experience with full bottle service at an exclusive party hot spot. In the next episode, premiering tomorrow night, (Thursday, November 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT), “Hot Body” Jason squares-off against Mike “The Magician.” The challenges include “Reverse Gold Digger” (each player has three minutes to get a woman to buy him a drink) and “Kiss Close” (each player must go for a kiss!).

Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research.