Tuesday night’s second season premiere of “The Osbournes,” the reality series about heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne’s unorthodox family and home life, drew 6.6 million viewers, according to MTV. Ratings for the show were up 84 percent compared to the first season’s premiere, and viewership rivaled that of the highest-rated episode last season, the music channel said.
“‘The Osbournes’ juggernaut shows little signs of slowing down,” MTV programming president Brian Graden said in a statement.
Last year, the show became an unexpected hit and the highest-rated show in MTV’s 21-year history. This season’s content is decidedly different, as the family copes with its newfound celebrity and Ozzy’s wife, Sharon, battles colon cancer.
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