The days of MTV airing music videos all day are long gone. Now, the cable channel is producing some of their own comedy and drama series. Which are your favorites? Which of the current TV series will be cancelled or renewed for another season? Stay tuned!
Scripted MTV shows listed: Awkward, Eye Candy, Faking It, Finding Carter, Happyland, Loosely Exactly Nicole, Mary + Jane, Scream, The Shannara Chronicles, Sweet/Vicious, and Teen Wolf.
Last update: Most recent ratings added for Teen Wolf.
There’s a lot of data that MTV execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are a major factor. Here’s an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.
Note: If you’re not seeing the updated charts, please try reloading the page. You can also view them here and here.
A couple of notes about these charts:
These figures are updated automatically as new ratings are released (usually a day or so after the broadcasts). The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing). For technical reasons, I have to resort them manually so feel free to let me know if I missed something.
The demo numbers, which are typically most important to the broadcast networks, aren’t quite as vital to cable channels because their audiences are usually much smaller. Demo numbers are typically reported using the 10ths decimal place (2.4, for example). In the averages, I’m using an extra decimal for easier ranking.
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better? Which one do you think will be cancelled next?
Teen wolf at first was coming on at a difficult time then changed to seven I started to enjoy watching it and just wen I figure out the plot and people u go and end it with a cliff hanger really I want to see what happens next.
OUT OF DATE! MTV has gone BACK to music and ‘reality’ shows and dropped scripted shows. Almost all listed have been cancelled (exceptions: Scream and
The Shannara Chronicles I think).
Actually Teen Wolf just started up again for it’s last season. And they picked up Scream from FOX.
I tried to type, “I love how low the ratings for these pathetic shows are! Kids aren’t stupid.”
Something went wrong with my previous post.
I love how the ratings for these pathetic Kids aren’t stupid.shows are!
Faking It came around at a difficult time in my life. It made light of some serious issues some teens deal with, in a good way. I and my group of friends really enjoyed this show. We laughed, we cried, we felt understood in a way… please bring back Faking It.
Bring back FAKING IT!!!! I enjoyed teen wolf and faking it!!!! Bring back faking it please!!!!
I really wish you guys could air faking it again!!! i only watch MTV for faking it. Otherwise its netflix. Also you werent able to let them have a great season finale… im really upset
Please make more seasons of scream me and my best friends love it we always get together to watch it on Netflix
Scream needs to have a season 4 after the 6 episodes in season 3. I love the show. They can’t cancel it!!!
I don’t understand how awkward is not getting picked up for at least another season. I would love to see this happen, the entire crew is ready all they need is space on the schedule I mean you cancelling other shows any way. Teen Wolf is ending and I’m leaning how to cope with it, but us as fans shouldn’t have to suffer from teen wolf, awkward, and faking it all at once I mean that’s harsh and heatbreaking. I understand if they was running out of ideas but their not I’m pretty sure their ready. Give Awkward another chance… Read more »
Im highly disappointed. Scream an finding carter were my favorite shows. I really wish theyd be renewed right away
MTV went racist to boost ratings. Shows desperaion.
I really hope MTV promotes the next Scream Season better and that the ratings get better! Scream is still their best show and I loved the Halloween Special! I hope the next show runners can keep the show on the air!