Ratings: MTV’s “Siesta Key” Loses 64,000 Viewers In Week Two As Video of Star Alex Kompothecras Shooting Shark Off Side Of Boat Emerges. Monday’s, 8/7/2017, “Siesta Key” endured losses from last week’s series premiere. According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, Monday’s episode drew a 0.36 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 610,000 overall viewers. Last week’s series opener posted a 0.38 in the demo and 674,000 in overall viewership. The drops — 5% in the demo, 9% in overall viewers — are light by typical TV standards. It is also worth noting that episode two received weaker lead-in support. Whereas the premiere followed a “Teen Mom” episode that drew a 0.93 rating and 1.58 million viewers, this week’s broadcast led out of a “Teen Mom” that garnered a 0.80 in the demo and 1.41 million in viewership. Granted, last week’s premiere drew disappointing numbers, so even slight declines are potentially problematic.
Video Surfaces of MTV 'Siesta Key' Star Alex Kompothecras Shooting Shark Off Side Of Boat & 'Siesta Key' Ratings Fall Flat With 674,000 Viewers Given All the Publicity. NY POST BRANDENTON, Fla. — Florida wildlife officials are investigating a video that appears to show an MTV reality star shooting a hammerhead shark off the side of a boat. The Bradenton Herald reports the video has been widely shared on social media and comes close on the heels of a separate viral video showing a shark being dragged.
The newspaper says the man shooting the shark appears to be Alex Kompothecras of MTV’s “Siesta Key.” He was pictured previously wearing the same red “Make America Great Again” hat and clothes while posing with a dead hammerhead on the network’s Facebook page. Kompothecras apologized and deleted a video of a shark being shot from his social media accounts, telling People magazine he “would not make those decisions again.” It’s illegal to shoot sharks in Florida waters.
Alex Kompothecras allegedly deleted a photo from his Instagram account posing with a dead hammerhead, see photo above, and wearing clothes similar to the man in the shooting video. "It's just wanton killing," said animal activist Russ Rector. He says he got the video from someone who filed a complaint with state investigators. Rector says many of the same men were responsible for dragging a blacktip shark from their boat, while laughing. He insists they also poured beer into the gills of a hammerhead, and that more unsettling videos are coming. "There's so much alcohol involved," Rector said. "You're gonna see the other people and Alex shooting at other fish on the line."
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