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!