despite last place debut, Surreal Life 2 debut sets record ratings for The WB.

despite last place debut, Surreal Life 2 debut sets record ratings for The WB.
Despite coming in last during its time slot, The Surreal Life 2 debut “posted impressive ratings for the WB, even setting network records in a few demographic categories” and “was a rare bit of good news for a network that has suffered an alarming drop-off this season in young viewers, an audience it typically owns,” The Contra Costa Times reports. Those numbers may or may not have been hurt by the series’ “extra character”–Ron Jeremy’s 9.75-inch penis–which Eric Estrada tells he saw. Trishelle, however, didn’t see it. Maybe that’s because she was too busy hooking up with Andy Dick.

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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