'Osbournes' Premiere Draws 6.6 Million

Thu Nov 28, 8:33 AM ET

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Osbournes," the reality series about rocker Ozzy Osbourne's unorthodox family and home life, drew 6.6 million viewers in its second-season premiere, MTV said Wednesday.

Tuesday's ratings 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.
Just to put that number in perspective, it's about the same number that have been tuning in to see The Amazing Race each week.