(TLC) On Sunday, October 6, TLC premiered the new season of its hit series LONG ISLAND MEDIUM with an unprecedented live Twitter event where four lucky viewers won readings with Theresa along with an all-expenses-paid trip to NY.
The Twitter-fueled LONG ISLAND MEDIUM event, which also featured dozens of real-time fan Tweets on air, dominated social conversation. The series ranked #1 among all TV programs, excluding sports, and the daytime marathon and primetime premiere nabbed 12 of the top 15 spots across all TV episodes for the day (Source: SocialGuide). Generating more than one million Tweets throughout the day, LONG ISLAND MEDIUM drove TLC’s most social night ever – with upwards of 165,000 fans of Caputo tweeting while watching the show. The #LongIslandMedium hashtag was used more than 880,000 times – trending on Twitter in the U.S. along with eight other terms and hashtags.
Theresa gets hundreds of fan letters a day from men and women across the country begging for a chance to meet with her for a session. This time around, Theresa travels to Philadelphia to surprise her fans with messages from their loved ones. While exploring the best of what Philly has to offer, Theresa is able to help a mother heal from her son’s tragic passing, allow a young widow to reconnect with her true love, and give a little girl closure on the loss of her baby sister.
In the new episodes and on the home front this new season, Theresa also decides to do some major construction on the house forcing her to have to do readings at her father’s house. Her father, Nick, gets a reading from his daughter for the very first time, with shocking results. Victoria also comes back from college and brings home an un-announced friend. Additionally, viewers will see even more emotional and mind blowing readings, including a devastated man who finally releases the guilt he feels from his parents’ tragic passing, and another man who hears validations from his wife that no one else would know.
The new season premiered as the #1 program on cable (excluding sports) among P2+ viewers, delivering 2.6 P2+ viewers and beating Lifetime’s new series Witches of East End, Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, and E!’s Keeping up with the Kardashians, and as the #2 program among all cable with W25-54. Sunday night’s premiere episode was also the series’ highest rated episode in nearly a year with HH, P2+, W25-54/18-49 and P18-49. It garnered a 2.0 HH rating, a 1.8 W25-54, a 1.4 W18-49, a 1.0 W18-34 rating and outperformed its previous season premiere average by double-digits among HH, P2+ and P/W25-54/18-49/18-34.