Amish in the City gives UPN its best Wed. ratings (5.4 million) since 2001.

Amish in the City gives UPN its best Wed. ratings (5.4 million) since 2001.
On Wednesday, 5.4 million people tuned in to watch two hours of Amish in the City on UPN. That’s “the network’s best Wednesday performance since November 2001,” reports, and “more than double what UPN has averaged on Wednesday nights this summer.” Among adults 18 to 49, and among adults 18 to 31, UPN was ahead of all three major networks and The WB, coming in second behind FOX. That network has Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie to thank; The Simple Life 2 was number one in all major demographics. Over on NBC, the finale of Next Action Star came in fifth place, according to Broadcasting and Cable. UPN is repeating Amish in the City tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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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