MTV2 Scores Historic Network High With ‘Wild’N Out’ Premiere

Nick Cannon won’t be giving up his NBC day job hosting America’s Got Talent, but the return of Wild’N Out on Tuesday sure proved he’s not lacking in the skills department himself. The 11 PM debut of the rebooted Nick Cannon Presents: Wild’N Out proved to be the highest-rated show in the 17-year history of MTV2. The improv comedy competition show pulled in a 1.3 rating among the station’s targeted 12-34 demo and 1.1 million viewers. MTV2’s previous top-rated telecast was a February episode of Guy Code that garnered a 0.6 rating. MTV2 announced in November that it was launching a new incarnation of Wild’N Out. The Cannon-created, -produced and -hosted series ran on MTV from 2005-07. With Wild’N Out as its lead-in, new series Ain’t That America With Lil Duval debuted as MTV2’s second-highest-rated show ever with a 0.9. The viral-video show pulled in 800,000 viewers. Overall, MTV2 had its best total-day rating ever with a 0.3.

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