June 06, 2007 07:40 PM by Joe Blackmon
Bravo’s "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" season three premiere
set record ratings for the series across all key demographics – total
viewers and the coveted A18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen Media
Research. Last night’s series premiere boasted a 77 percent increase
over the season two premiere (6/06/06) in adults 18-49 (713,000
vs.402,000) and a 53 percent increase in total viewers (1,023,000 vs.
In the premiere episode, Kathy performs at the legendary Carnegie Hall and introduces viewers to her new entourage including the assistant to the assistant, Tiffany Rinehart and tour manager/company whipping boy, Tom Vize, as well as her returning assistant Jessica Zajicek and her lovable parents. Episode two returns next week with Griffin making the dating scene with "Backstreet Boy" Nick Carter, Tuesday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Additionally, Kathy’s new stand-up special, "Everybody Can Suck It," provided the D-Lister her own strong lead-in, delivering 558,000 A18-49, a 15 percent increase over her last special "Strong Black Woman" (486,000 on 5/09/06) and a 34 percent increase in total viewers (872,000 vs. 652,000).