TLC’s rural reality cringefest Here Comes Honey Boo Boo aired its midseason finale to strong ratings Wednesday night.

HCHBB was seen by 2.8 million viewers, up 27 percent from last week, just shy of the show’s series high 2.9 million. Among household ratings, it was the show’s biggest night ever. The performance comes on the heels of TLC ordering more episodes (including holiday specials) of the polarizing-yet-popular show. The new episodes will air sometime later this year.

Incidentally, Honey Boo Boo‘s adults 18-49 demo rating was a 1.4 — matching last night’s rating for NBC’s Summer Olympics-promoted comedy Animal Practice. Should NBC hire Boo Boo and ditch the monkey?

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