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MTV Not Canceling Skins Despite Drop In Ratings

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MTV Not Canceling Skins Despite Drop In Ratings

It looks like Skins will survive to fight another day!

Despite the HUGE drop in ratings — from 3.3 million in the first week to 1.6 million in the second — MTV is going to keep producing the show.

Said the network:

"Skins has earned the loyalty of fans across the globe for its thoughtful and honest portrayal of teen life today. An internationally acclaimed scripted drama, the show has been honored with a long list of prestigious awards."

According to some reports, the ratings in the second week actually surpassed what MTV expected, so things may not even be so bad after all.

All we have to say is that the show-runners better step up the writing if they want to keep MTV on their side!!

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35 comments to “MTV Not Canceling Skins Despite Drop In Ratings”

  1. 1

    I bet they change their minds withing the next 6 months.

  2. 2

    Thank god! I'm already addicted! LOL

  3. 3

    I'm sure amidst all the controversy, a lot of parent are probably not letting their kids watch this show.

  4. 4

    They look like a bunch of over sexed drug addicts - if I was a teen being portrayed this way, I'd be offended. Yeah, we had sex, we did drugs but we surely didn't look like that….

  5. 5

    im a "uk fan" but after that last episode i will watch us skins was really good

  6. 6

    it couldn't cost much to make. looks like crap.

  7. 7

    man I'd be mad if they said my friends acted like that…..I only know a few kids that act like that…and they are looser's

  8. 8

    More like what LA kids are like….entitled Losers

  9. 9

    The "skins" they are talking about is the Uk version. Why are they taking credit for "prestigious awards" they haven't even won yet. Pretty snobby of them…

  10. 10

    I wasn't a teen too long ago…4 years ago…and we sure didn't act like the way Skins is portraying it. People did drugs…but not like that. We had sex…but jesus… I would be offended if I was looked at for doing the shit they do.

  11. 11

    "honest portrayal of teen life today?" yeah okay. If you think Teen mom is horrible.. this is glorifying drugs and sex just as much. I've seen the UK version, and some of the US. If i was a parent I wouldn't let my teen watch either. Given, some teens might have negligent parents that let their kids run around all hours of the night, but not all.

  12. 12

    why did u remove my comment…i just said they all look like Losers

  13. 13

    They are going to have to put it on in the middle of Jersey Shore for it to do well.


  14. 14


  15. 15

    I don't know where this type of thing is happening but not at my school. We just don't dress like trash and act like it. Maybe they should have a episode where they follow the parents around so you can see where the kid gets it.

  16. 16

    lol this show SUCKS!
    me and my boyfriend where laughing at how stupid it was within the first 2 minutes.

    ITS TRYING WAYYYY TO HARDDDD. theyre trying wayyy to hard on this show, every scene, every line, just patheticly lame.

    its not liek the content upsets me or offends me- itts just portreyed in a really stupid fucking way. again- the actors, the script ppl, everything, just trying REALLY REALLY HARD to be cool.

    the thing on my dishtv guide describing the episode was hilarious it was like " tommy tries to get his friend paul laid!" i was like wowwwwwww.

    a good fucking chunk of teenagers have sex, smoke pot, and drink, just not in the lame little kid oo0o0oh im so k3wll!! way this show seems to think teenagers act.

    i thought after the hard times of disgusting rj burger where the whole shows about some fugly fucking nerds cock, mtv would realize to stop makin shit shows liek that, but oh no! theese teenag3rz l00v3s drugz n secks c0z ther3 s0000 fuck1n k3wl 000h d4mn l00k at us!

    lame lame lameness the only ppl who will watch this show are lil 13 year olds who havent had sex or done drugs and theyll thnk its sooo k3wl. oh- the sammeee grp of ppl who watched rj burger lol.


  17. 17

    Just another teen drama where everyone will be having sex and 12 year olds across America will imitate it. Great…

  18. 18

    this show is soo boring, and not really every teens life…like okay, let drink vodka on the merry-go-round! WOOOO i'm such a teenager, cause that's legal and shit.

  19. 19

    HAHA MTV has become the biggest joke in the last 5 years. and SKINS only ADDS to the stupidity of the channel!

  20. 20

    there is nothing accurate about their portrayl of teenage life im pretty sure none of my friends would steal an SUV and crash it into a lake and think
    'that's ok". And I am also pretty sure people don't need to arrange for girls to sleep with their friends. And I am also pretty sure weed wouldnt be enough to fuck somebody up enough to sleep with that dirty smelly kid.

  21. 21

    the show is just fucking horrible. im so embarrassed for us. cancel that shit and lets never speak of it again

    on a side note UK skins starts tonight!!!!! fuck yeah!

  22. 22

    what fans?!?! honestly, that show doesn't portray teenage AMERICAN teenage life. i bet the people writing that show are like 30 years old and think everyone's on drugs or having tons of rando sex. the uk skins is so brilliant because THAT'S WHAT TEENS ARE ACTUALLY LIKE OVER THERE. they have some of the actors even writing the script! us skins is just the annoying little sister, trying too hard and can never be as good as the first born.

  23. 23

    also, it's really sad that mtv has to steal some other show, give it the same name and try to think that everyone will watch it because it's supposed to be out there like the original but instead it's just so ridiculously fabricated. they didn't even change some of the lines. originality is DEAD.

  24. 24

    Re: HeatherIsOnFire – hell yeah girl!!!! gimme some brits who know what they're talkin about!!!!

  25. Bree says – reply to this


    Uhh really? They obviously have that confused with the UK version…

  26. 26

    the reason people dont watch it is because the us version sucks. the acting is terrible and it is exactly the same storyline as the uk version which is good. plus this should not be on mtv it should be on like HBO or something

  27. 27

    Watched it the other day, it is shit, American youth is different enough from English youth that this show doesn't really translate!! Doesn't help that MTV is emphasizing the shock aspects like the drugs and sex. I'll just stick with the UK version, gonna watch season 5 tonight!! The chick who's meant to be Effy looked like a maggot junkie at the start of that first episode, I saw that and knew it wasn't gonna be any good.

  28. 28

    since when are teenagers naked sex crazed whores? "honest portrayal" my ass…there are sluts, but not all of them…this show is fucking dumb.

  29. 29

    whoever came up with this idea needs to be taken out back and shot .

  30. 30

    wow so many negative comments. I get it though, not everyone behave like the kids portrayed in Skins. But i think it's more okay to show these kind of things in the UK than in America. Seems like people are more open to seeing what many kids actually go through in their teens. Though it's brutal, it's real. The show has gotten awards; I think that says something. That said, I don't think the US version will kick off like the UK version.

  31. 31

    YEA!! I liked the show!

  32. 32

    ok so this whole outrage is kinda pissing me off. Im a huge fan of the UK skins series bcuz they aren't afraid 2 push boundaries. I wasn't lookin 4ward 2 the skins US because I kinda felt they would disappoint. Then i decided 2 watch it with n open mind n the 1st ep pissed me off cause it was a HORRIBLE replica of the Uk Skins 1st ep. The second ep was much much better, it can definitely use some work but i liked Teas storyline and her relationship with her family specially that part with her nana made me tear up a little. Now idk why parents have taken this again to another extreme cause real life is way WORSE!! I've seen some comment that there schools were not like that but mine was n i lived in a fuckin small ass town. There was drugs in school, kids doin n selling drugs, teens having sex… in skool, teachers hookin up with students, teachers getting high with students, student bringing guns n knifes 2 skoo, homophobic bulling n just bulling 4 no fuckin reason… n this was only IN SCHOOL! In the 2yrs i went 2 that HS we had 6 lockdowns, 2 kids were shot walking out of skoo, 1 was stabbed. They situation got so bad that they built a sheriff station right around the corner from the skoo.

  33. 33

    Now I dont understand wat this parent board has to complain bout, i can bet u that even if u were 2 remove all the shows bout teens actin stupid ur kids would still act stupid. U cant protect ur kids by just being OUTRAGED bout everything, u have 2 educate them in the best way u can n hope that they learn somethin from it, of course even there will be teens who do dumb thing but sometimes u have to fuck up 2 learn, thats just life. Now if the parent board actually wants 2 do something, then they should fuckin go do it out in the REAL WORLD. Television can only go so far in portraying reality, they want 2 make a difference then they should go out n educate since they apparently kno so much n stop complaining bout everything. Now if you dont want ur child 2 watch this show, then dont let them fuckin watch it!

  34. 34

    if i would of been in charge of makin a US skins this is wat i would of done:

    1st: Not use the original UK storyline n characters (that only makes the public compare it 2 the original n of course UK skins would always win). In stead i would come up with a new storyline n new characters (somethin fresh, come up with real issues that have not really been seen or talked bout much).

    2nd: I wouldn't of given the show 2 MTV (Skins is known 4 being raw n well as real as a television show can get). The whole CENSORING of Skins is stupid, that IS NOT wat skins is bout. I would of given it 2 company that believed in the essence of wat Skins really is. YOU CAN" CENSOR LIFE PEOPLE!! Besides we need more shows that push the boundaries.

    3d. I would of worked with the actors more in depth so that they could understand the essence of there characters n so they could better there acting skills. I do appreciate the fact that they casted unknown real people cause thats wat skins is bout, showcasing new talent. (now im not trying to batter there acting skills bcuz im pretty sure that if i was to get hired 2 come out in a show i would suck cause acting takes skill and practice), but they could use some help. Im pretty sure though that as time progresses n they get use 2 the camera there acting skills will get better.

  35. 35

    I love Skins US~!
    I hope it stays on tv for a long time.
    I will be very angry at MTV if they cancel the show.
    Skins has made me love MTV again.