USA Network‘s Chrisley Knows Best went out with a whoop last night clocking 1.5 million viewers — 890,000 of them in the 18-49 demo and 803,000 of them in the older 25-54 age bracket. That’s up by double digits over the previous week’s 1.2 million viewers. Last week, paired with USA’s off-network family comedy Modern Family, Chrisley Knows Best — following the antics of Atlanta-based multimillionaire Todd Chrisley, his wife Julie, and their five children — hit what was then the show’s season high with 823,000 demo viewers and 742,000 in the older bracket, as well as that overall crowd of 1.2 million. (Last week’s ratings had been a jump of 34% in adults 18-49 and 10% in total viewers from the previous week).
When combined with an encore, last night’s season finale delivered 2.4 million viewers — 1.4 million in the demo. Chrisley Knows Best has grown to more than 1 million demo viewers in Live+3 viewers during the two most recent original premiere telecasts before to last night’s episode. It’s the network’s youngest original series to date with a median age of 35.7. USA already renewed the reality show for a 12-episode second season ahead of the Season 1 finale.
Meanwhile, Lifetime‘s docu-series True Tori clocked 1.2 million viewers during its 10 PM premiere last night. The saga of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marriage also averaged 615,000 demo viewers and 625,000 in the 25-54 age bracket.
Tori and Dean are parents to four children. In December, reports of Dean’s infidelity hit the tabloids, throwing their marriage and family into crisis. With her troubled marriage and the press and gossip sites speculating about their relationship for months, now the truth is being be told, Lifetime says, “as it should be — by Tori herself.” And, of course, on TV. Airing just three short weeks after cameras began filming, the show documents their life in “almost real-time.” Lifetime has ordered six episodes.