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CMT Renews Its Highest-Rated Original Series

Sep 16, 2015  •  Post A Comment

CMT will be bringing back its highest-rated original series for another season. The cable channel announced the renewal of “Party Down South,” which will return in 2016 for a fifth season.

Cast members Daddy, Lyle, Murray, Walt, Hannah/“Hott Dogg,” Lauren, Mattie and Tiffany will all be back, but the series will move to Savannah, Ga., after spending season four in St. Petersburg, Fla.

“The renewal comes on the heels of the series notching its highest ratings since season two, delivering a .88 L+3 rating with W18-49,” CMT said in its announcement. “Season three ranks as CMT’s highest-rated and most social original series this year, attracting nearly 3 million total weekly viewers across all platforms and generating 2 million impressions on Twitter. Collectively, CMT original series are up 11% year-over-year among A18-49.”

The reality show tracks its eight young adult cast members on their pursuit of “one wild summer of extreme fun,” CMT noted. “Their summer vacation spot may never be the same after these fast friends work, party and bond with one another over their common love of the South.”

“Party Down South” is produced by 495 Productions, with SallyAnn Salsano, Joel Zimmer and Paul Storck as executive producers. Jayson Dinsmore and Morgan Selzer executive produce for CMT.

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