The girl next door has arrived with a big splash.
“Kendra,” the spinoff of E!’s “Girls Next Door” series that stars Kendra Wilkinson, bowed Sunday with 2.6 million viewers—the best for any E! series debut since “The Anna Nicole Show” in 2002. The new show averaged a 2.6 rating with women 18-49 and a 1.8 with all adults 18-49, E! said, citing Nielsen data.
Overall, “Kendra” more than doubled what E! had averaged in the Sunday 10 p.m. time period a year ago. It also outrated all previous seasond debuts for “Girls Next Door.”
The strong performance of “Kendra” also boosted the season two premiere of “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated.” The series notched 1.5 million viewers and a 1.2 in adults 18-49, a series best.