ratings: Fame, For Love or Money, TAR4 do well, Top Model does not.

ratings: Fame, For Love or Money, TAR4 do well, Top Model does not.
Last week’s ratings are in, and the new batch of reality TV shows had solid ratings. With 10.55 million viewers, Fame landed at number 13 for the week; right behind it was The Amazing Race 4, which was watched by 9.94 million. Over on UPN, the second episode of America’s Next Top Model was watched by 3.2 million viewers. And on Monday, the debut of NBC’s For Love or Money came in second place during its time slot with an average of 10.2 million viewers.
+ also: American Juniors debuts with 11.7 million viewers, the highest debut so far this summer.
+ plus: ” some agents and producers have noticed shrinking casting pools for” reality TV shows.

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.

about the writer

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.