VH-1’s new reality series T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle pulled in some really big ratings and a whole lot of viewers for the network.
The show, which features the rapper (I’ve lost count. Is he currently in jail or out? He keeps going back and forth), his odd looking wife (Go ahead and jump on me. You all know it’s true, but afraid to say it), his family life, and chronicles his attempts to return to his music career, premiered Monday with two back to back episodes; the first pulling an estimated 4.3 million viewers, while the second episode did slightly, better drawing 4.5 million viewers.
That’s especially impressive compared to VH-1’s other big hit show Basketball Wives which, on average, pulls in around 2.6 million viewers.
The success of the show helped VH1 become the top-ranked cable network among the adults 18-49, and women 18-49, with the exception of sports networks such as ESPN.
I think maybe Oprah needs to sign T.I. and Tiny up for a show on her OWN Network.