Tuesday American Idol episode beats big ABC, CBS, NBC, UPN combined.

Tuesday American Idol episode beats big ABC, CBS, NBC, UPN combined.
Tuesday’s episode of American Idol 3 was watched by 29.6 million viewers. That’s more than ABC, CBS, NBC, and UPN combined; together they were watched by 28.6 million viewers. So, we can’t really blame FOX for milking this as much as possible: Next week, a special episode, “American Idol: The Road to Hollywood,” will air on Monday to make up for the preponderance of much more entertaining non-winners featured on the first episodes. The special ep “will focus on the 117 who made it through to the Hollywood stage,” Digital Spy reports.

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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