Gossip Girl Ratings Shatter Previous Bests

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With Monday's episode, "The Dark Night," Gossip Girl broke all its previous ratingss records, skyrocketing to all-time series highs in every category - including women 18-34 (4.2 rating / 12 share), adults 18-34 (2.7/8), women 18-49 (3.0/8), adults 18-49 (1.9/5) and total viewers (3.7 million), according to Nielsen.

Gossip Girl improved dramatically over all its previous highs (which came during the Season 2 premiere, "Summer, Kind of Wonderful"): women 18-34 (+27%), adults 18-34 (+17%), women 18-49 (+25%) and adults 18-49 (+12%).

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Congrats to the writers, producers and cast of Gossip Girl on this news! It is no small feat to live up to the hype, but the first three episodes of Season Two have been totally awesome, and it's great to see people are tuning in.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.