USA’s ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Hits Ratings High in Season Premiere

Chrisley Knows Best USA
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USA Network, which has been looking for a breakout reality hit, appears to have found one in “Chrisley Knows Best,” whose season premiere set series highs last week.

According to Nielsen “live-plus 3” estimates, Tuesday’s back-to-back episodes averaged 1.48 million adults 18-49 (1.17 national rating), 1.68 million adults 25-54 (1.4 rating) and 2.92 million viewers overall, with the second half-hour rating a little higher than the first in all categories. “Chrisley” ranked second for the night among cable shows in adults 25-54 (behind only Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch”), shooting up by about 40% vs. its fall 2014 season premiere.

The show fares pretty well in DVR playback for a reality show, with its L+3 rating representing a jump over it same-day ratings of more than 35% in both 18-49 (0.84 vs. 1.17) and total viewers (2.92 million vs. 2.17 million).

The show revolves around millionaire Todd Chrisley, the outspoken patriarch of his Atlanta family. It took home the NATPE Reality Breakthrough Awards in the “docusoap” category earlier this year.

USA ordered 18 episodes of “Chrisley Knows Best” for the show’s third season. Its current 12-episode summer session will conclude on July 21, and six additional original episodes will air later in the year.

“Chrisley Knows Best” is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with Adam Greener, Stephanie Block Chambers, Marilyn Wilson, Jen Perry Leamy, Jim Sayer, Eli Holzman and Stephen Lambert serving as executive producers. Annie Kate Pons serves as supervising producer.

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  1. Jerry Geer says:

    People who watch this are such sorry saps. As if it were real. I will pray for you.

  2. Robin Scott says:

    This is the best show ever. Best example of a husband, and family. Chrisley, I love you and your family. I work with an OCD good guy who loves his family and everything must be in place. Keep up the good work, I love it. Funny funny and pleasant.

  3. tina cohen says:

    I absolutely LOVE this show its so funny.Its the BEST reality show ever, especially Todd, and Chloe is too cute. .I hope it never goes off the air.

  4. Donna says:

    Just watching it now in the uk.
    The Best ever reality series.
    Really uplifting.
    Todd is a total natural comedian.
    Absolutely Hillarious !

  5. anjelah Ry says:

    I absolutely love,love!!!! Chrisleys know best family, especially Todd’s mom,Todd and cutest baby Chloe! Toofunny!! I only wish it was longer then 30 minutes. If am feeling bad or sick the Chrisleys whole family makes it all just disappear.Please Dont ever ever ever stop airing them. Awesome job USA!!!!!!! #Chrisleyfanforlife

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