top searches in reality TV 2003.

top searches in reality TV 2003.
It may be 2004, but the 2003 year-end lists are still coming. Most recently, major search engines announced what terms and phrases were most recently searched for on their sites. In terms of reality TV shows, there isn’t much of a consensus. The 2003 Year-End Google Zeitgeist shows no reality TV-related terms among its top 10 popular queries, news searches, or image searches, but in Australia, Australian Idol was the number one most searched-for term on Google. The Simple Life star Paris Hilton did make Google’s list in two different countries, landing at number nine in the UK and number two in Canada. Paris was much more popular among Yahoo users, as Yahoo’s Top Searches 2003 lists her as the eighth most popular search term. Yahoo also helpfully separates out searches for the 10 most frequently searched for reality TV shows, finding that American Idol was the most popular, followed by Survivor, Joe Millionaire, Paradise Hotel, and The Bachelor. Over at Lycos, Aaron Shatz’s Lycos 50 for 2003 shows Paris at number four, with searches for Clay Aiken coming in at number 24–well above American Idol, which landed at number 30. Ruben may have won the show, but he doesn’t even make the list. In Lycos’ list of top 2003 TV searches, American Idol is number one, with The Simpsons and Buffy both beating the number four Survivor. That was also true for whoever uses AOL, as Idol led AOL’s list of TV shows, and also landed at number 16 on the AOL Top Search Terms list, well above number 25’s occupant, the ubiquitous Paris Hilton.

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.