Originally created 06/19/03

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Viewers drift from 'Osbournes'

That silence you perceive is the buzz fading away from The Osbournes.

The third-season premiere of the MTV series on Tuesday suffered a substantial drop-off from the Season 2 debut. The show drew a little more than half the audience of last fall's premiere.

Preliminary Nielsen ratings put The Osbournes at a 3.2 household rating and 3.4 million viewers - a fairly respectable number for a cable show. Still, the ratings pale in comparison to last season's premiere, which averaged a 5.2 rating and 6.6 million viewers.


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Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or ecline@augustachronicle.com.


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