Reruns of Amazing Race’s first season doing well

Reality reruns have had notoriously poor performances. But the Game Show Network’s decision to rerun all eight seasons of The Amazing Race has been paying off so far.

After one week, the network’s ratings are up 69 percent among viewers 18 to 49, and 11 percent overall. Plus, viewers’ median age has dropped from 54 to 42.

A GSN VP said in a press release, “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the first week’s ratings performance of THE AMAZING RACE. We had hoped the series would add new younger viewers and it definitely has, with our median age dropping by 12 years.”

The show airs every night at 9 p.m. ET.

‘The Amazing Race’ Outperforms Time Period Averages in All Key Demographics During First Week on GSN [GSN via The Futon Critic]

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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