Viewers Want Their MTV, Not Their ‘Entourage’

Things just haven’t been going well for Adrian Grenier lately. Making matters worse is the fact that poor Ade can’t find a decent friend to turn to in these trying days.

The latest season of Entourage premiered Sunday night, and the ratings numbers weren’t stellar.

Only 1.6 million people tuned in to see the latest installment of the HBO series. That’s about 27% less viewership than the 2007 season, and the show’s lowest turnout since 2005.

On the flip side, Sunday’s MTV VMAs had about 4.2 million viewers, and was the highest turnout for the awards program since 2005.

Never underestimate the public’s desire for a Britney Spears comeback, Adrian. Or its apparent desire for Russell Brand’s hair.