‘Teen Wolf’ Midseason Return Scares Up Series High Ratings

'Teen Wolf' Midseason Return Scares Up Series High Ratings

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Season 3B opener scores with viewers on social media, as well

“Teen Wolf's” darker Season 3 return on Monday earned the MTV thriller's highest viewership ever.

A record 2.43 million total viewers tuned into the 10 p.m. airing for a series high and Season 3 is on its way to being the show's most-watched season to date.

For the network's younger skewing demographic of 12-34 year olds, “Teen Wolf” earned a 2.3 rating, which matches show's previous high at the beginning of Season 3.

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The series scored well among teen viewers, as well, earning a 4.3 rating with the demo and an even larger 6.3 with teen females – both record highs for the series.

Additionally, Nielsen's SocialGuide reports that “Teen Wolf” was the most social entertainment program on Monday night with 1.2 million tweets. That represents a 25 percent increase over the previous series high.

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This half of the season will be darker than others. On Monday's Season 3B premiere, Scott (Tyler Posey), Allison (Crystal Reed) and Stiles (Dylan O'Brien) are experiencing delusions as a side affect of a temporary death they underwent to save their parents on the midseason finale.