The Amazing Race 9 moves to Wednesdays

After suffering from lower-than-normal ratings in its new 10 p.m. timeslot, The Amazing Race 9 is moving to Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. That’s its old night, but not its old time.

The ninth season “has been averaging fewer than 10 million viewers since its Feb. 28 premiere, its lowest figures since the third ‘Race’ in summer 2003,” Zap2it.com reports. The site calls the show’s new home “a fairly wide-open timeslot where no show has been dominant in recent weeks.”

CBS’ press release says nothing about why the series is moving, but says its old timeslot will be filled with “[r]ebroadcasts of CBS’s hit crime dramas and specials.”

‘Amazing Race’ Gets Fresh Start [Zap2it.com]
“The Amazing Race” Travels to a New Destination When it Relocates to Wednesday… [CBS 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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