Survivor Amazon was most-watched show with its highest ratings in a year.

Survivor Amazon was most-watched show with its highest ratings in a year.
Last week Survivor Amazon was watched by 23.33 million viewers, making that episode both the number one show last week and the “franchise’s biggest audience in a year,” the LA Times reports. Reality TV shows did well overall last week; every network’s number one show was a reality TV show. That included the finale of I’m a Celebrity–Get Me Out of Here on ABC, which was watched by 11 million viewers. ABC’s The Family didn’t do as well; its debut “premiered down at 51, attracting just 9 million” viewers, E! Online reports. American Idol 2‘s two episodes were the third and fourth most popular shows last week with around 18 million viewers each.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.