'Honey Boo Boo' Wedding Shatters Ratings Record

By BRENT FURDYK

Any worries that the popularity of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo would wane in its second season were dashed with Wednesday’s season finale, which racked up record ratings for the redneck reality hit when more than 3.2 million viewers tuned in for the not-actually-a-wedding “commitment ceremony” between Mama June and Sugar Bear.

The emotional ceremony between June Shannon and beau Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson may not have been legally binding, but certainly did the trick in bringing Honey Boo Boo its highest ratings ever. As Deadline.com notes, the season finale ranked #1 in all key demos in cable and #2 in all broadcast (including network) among women 18-34.

TLC hasn’t yet set an air date for the inevitable third season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but Shannon has said that filming on the new season has already begun.