“Skins” continues ratings decline; what went wrong with heavily hyped show?


Not quite a million people tuned in to watch the fifth episode of MTV’s controversial teen drama “Skins” last Monday night, a major drop from the 3.2-plus million people who watched the premiere on January 19.

By means of comparison, despite outcry from various Italian-American groups over perpetuating negative stereotypes, the first season of “Jersey Shore” built on its lack-luster premiere of 1.375 million viewers to reach over 3 million by its fifth episode, becoming MTV’s most-watched show. (read more at FoxNews.com)