‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Season 2 Premiere Earns Series-High Ratings

USA Network’s comedic reality series saw a double-digit increase in several key demos

USA Network’s “Chrisley Knows Best” returned with expected flare on Tuesday with its Season 2 premiere scoring series high ratings.

In its 10 p.m. half hour timeslot, “Chrisley” was watched by 906,000 viewers in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 880,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demo, a 34 and 54 percent increase over the Season 1 premiere, respectively. 1.6 million total viewers watched the episode, a 49 percent increase over last season’s debut.

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Leading into the second episode, “Chrisley” retained almost 100 percent of its audience. At 10:30, it averaged 866,000 in the advertiser demographic, a 44 percent increase year-over-year, and 864,000 for the 25-54 demo, a 69 percent increase over the S1 premiere and 1.6 million viewers, which represents a 71 percent increase last season.

A production by Maverick TV and All3Media America, “Chrisley Knows Best” is a comedic reality series following well-to-do Todd Chrisley and his family. This week’s season premiere found Todd having to contribute more at home while his wife, Julie, returned to her former career of selling real estate. The second episode had Todd and Julie leaving the kids at home for the first time and later regretting the decision.

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“Chrisley Knows Best” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on USA Network. USA will air a “Chrisley” marathon on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., including all of Season 1 and the first four episodes of Season 2.