study says Queer Eye makes men shop.

study says Queer Eye makes men shop.
In one of the most bizarre studies ever conducted, Jericho Communications found that men are more likely to shop the day after they watch a new episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. On Wednesdays, the men surveyed–the study doesn’t specify their sexual orientations–“were five times more likely to go shopping than women and 49% of those men said they shopped with another man, compared to less than 12% of men who shopped with other men any other day of the week.” Okay. But it gets weirder, because “the number one thing men shopped for on Wednesdays was haircare products,” and also on that day, “underwear sales by men nearly tripled.” Yeah. And the fact most likely to make Bravo execs spontaneously orgasm: “both men and women were twice as likely to spend more than $150 on a Wednesday following a new episode.” Jericho surveyed 2,654 people in seven major malls, and also found that “Carson Kressley was the number one celebrity that people would buy a product endorsed by.” However, Carson might not want to add that to his resume just yet: Number two was Calif. governor/terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, followed by accused rapist Kobe Bryant; The Simple Life‘s “Paris Hilton was tied for number five with Ben Affleck.” Not all reality TV stars make people want to consume: American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest was number four on the least-likely-to-buy list, while “[s]hoppers are least likely to purchase a product endorsed by famed bachelorette, Trista Rehn.” Luckily, The Bachelorette already signed her $1 million deal with ABC.

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.