Rock Star’s results show ratings, web site traffic grow

Rock Star: INXS will air a special one-hour results show tonight, after which only seven contenders will remain. Perhaps that’s because the Wednesday night results shows have been showing improvement on the series’ low ratings. Last Wednesday’s results show “was up +18% in viewers, +20% in adults 18-34 and +8% in adults 25-54″ compared to the week before, CBS said in a release.

In addition, traffic to the show’s MSN web site is growing, although a press release issued to herald the growth offers few details. We know that, so far, the site “has streamed 7.1 million clips of the rockers.” In addition, “[v]oting on MSN continued its consistent week-over-week growth as the show completed its sixth week.”

Rock Star: INXS
MSN ‘Rock Star: INXS’ Web Site Attracts Growing Fan Base [MSN press release]

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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