LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Spencer Pratt claims an MTV producer believed in a “Snookie effect”, and asked Spencer Pratt to punch his sister Stephanie Pratt, on air for The Hills. Spencer Pratt eventually never punched Stephanie. But in a news interview, Pratt is swinging back at the producer he claims wanted to deliver TV rating with a punch.
In a news interview published this weekend, Spencer Pratt details his final season for MTV’s The Hills. He claims that his life was changed after a producer named Sara Mast had an alleged conversation with him. Pratt claims that Mast allegedly told him to punch his sister and fellow cast member, Stephanie Pratt, on air. Why? Pratt said that Mast called it the “Snooki effect”.
” ‘Her exact quote: ‘That Snooki effect,’ ‘ Spencer said, referring to a Jersey Shore episode in which cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was hit by a fellow bar patron.” MTV, Mast, and the Hills creator refused to comment about the report.
Pratt implied the conversation occurred in spring 2010. In its second season, Jersey Shore’s highest numbers were 6.7. As of October 2010, Jersey Shore season 2 was averaging a 5.8 ratings share and 5.7 for P12-34. Season 2’s premiere drew a reported 5.3 million viewers and 5.1 for viewers 12-34. At the time, that number broke a seven year record last set by the premiere of season 2 of The Osbournes.
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