Ratings: ‘Teen Wolf’ Season 4 Premiere Returns Steady

MTV’s supernatural drama down slightly in total viewers and demo ratings from split third season premieres, but on par with Season 3B’s average ratings

Last Updated: August 1, 2014 @ 3:10 PM

The fourth season of “Teen Wolf” kicked off on MTV Monday night, with the show appearing to have found its ratings peak. Last season, the supernatural teen drama broke a record with its Season 3 premiere, and then set a new one for its mid-season premiere in January 2014.

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With 2.2 million total viewers, according to the network, the Season 4 premiere came in just shy of both the Season 3 premiere, at 2.4 million, and the season 3B premiere, with 2.43 million. It did still outperform the premieres for both Season 1 (2.17 million) and Season 2 (2.11 million).

With 2.2 million viewers at its launch, “Teen Wolf” is on par with the Season 3B average, though, which saw the show’s highest sustained ratings across its 12 episodes.

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The premiere also earned a 1.9 rating among viewers 12-34 years old, MTV’s target demographic, down 17 percent from the Season 3 premieres. Both Season 3 and Season 3B notched a 2.3 rating in this demo for their launches.

The “Teen Wolf” Season 4 premiere also enjoyed a strong social media presence, with several related hashtags trending in the top ten nationwide on Twitter, both during and after the show’s initial broadcast at 10/9c.

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It was the most-watched show on all television in its timeslot, and the No. 2 show for the night across all television.