Cameron wins fourth UK Big Brother; viewership, voting down from last year.

Cameron wins fourth UK Big Brother; viewership, voting down from last year.
The fourth UK Big Brother series ended Friday night when Cameron Stout won £70,000. (Cameron is the house guest who spent time in Africa as part of the show’s exchange with Big Brother Africa; more on his win from BBC News.) However, “[t]hree million fewer people watched this year’s [finale] compared to last year… [and] just under 12 million votes were cast throughout the series, compared to 23 million last year,” the Independent reports. The show has also been criticized in the press for being uninteresting; even show host Davina McCall said she thought this year’s show was “boring” near its end.
+ and: “Producers of the show have revealed plans to make a fifth instalment.”
+ plus: Channel Ten will air fourth season of Australian Big Brother.

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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