did Constantine’s fans affect Idol ratings?

did Constantine’s fans affect Idol ratings?
The ratings for American Idol 4‘s Tuesday night episode were down slightly. Did the scandal hurt viewership? Did a particularly powerful episode of Gilmore Girls air? According to fans of dismissed rocker Constantine Maroulis, it was all them. Broadcasting & Cable says it was “flooded with e-mails from Maroulis fans saying it was their protest.” One fan wrote, “The real reason is that Constantine fans on various websites including the Fox message boards held a boycott of American Idol [tuesday night] night in protest of the unfair elimination of Constantine Maroulis.” The real question would be how many of those fans are Nielsen households, and the answer is apparently “not many.” That’s because the show’s ratings rebounded Wednesday night, improving slightly over the previous week’s Wednesday episode.

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.