'Dance Moms' Hits Series-Best 2.8M Viewers for Third Season Premiere

The third season of Lifetime's Dance Moms drew a
series-best 2.8 million total viewers on Tuesday night, according to Nielsen.

That was up 12% over season two's debut last January. The
90-minute premiere was also up across all key demos, averaging 1.4 million
adults 18-49 (+17%), 1.3 million adults 25-54 (+30%), 1.1 million women 18-49
(+10%) and 999,000 women 25-54 (+25%).

Immediately following Dance Moms, Lifetime aired a
sneak peek of its upcoming reality series Double Divas, which drew 1.5 million total
viewers. Double Divas officially premieres with back-to-back episodes
Jan. 10 at 10 p.m.