More People Watched Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Than the Republican National Convention

You better redneckognize! TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras spinoff Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a bona fide hit, with ratings soaring higher than its already impressive premiere episode. According to Nielsen, the fourth episode of the show drew an audience of almost 3 million, a 30 percent spike from last week's 2.3 million viewers. (To put it in perspective, a really good episode of Real Housewives—typically a premiere or a reunion—will pull in about 2 million viewers.) And people are specifically tuning in just for the Thompson family, as the ratings were double that of the show's lead-in, Toddlers & Tiaras.

Within the key demographic of adults 18 - 49, the reality show beat out every other cable and broadcast network for the night, including ABC's, CBS's, and NBC's coverage of the Republican National Convention. Honey Boo Boo for President!

'Honey Boo Boo' Ratings Top the Republican National Convention [THR]