2.4 million watch Project Runway 3 premiere, which will air on NBC Monday

Project Runway 3‘s debut Wednesday was watched by 2.4 million people, “more than doubling the 925,000 viewers who watched the second-season premiere on Dec. 7,” Variety reports. And that’s almost seven times the number of people (354,000) who watched the first season’s first episode.

As a result of its success, and to try to make the show even more popular, NBC Universal is demonstrating some corporate synergy by giving Project Runway 3 exposure on broadcast television. (The two networks did the same thing two years ago with Queer Eye.)

The first episode will air Monday at 8 p.m., while episode two will be broadcast Monday, July 24. Only two episodes are presently scheduled, although if the show performs well and provides a good lead-in to Treasure Hunters, NBC could certainly add more.

TNT, Bravo shows fire up cable [Variety]
Season Three Of Bravo’s Hit Reality Show “Project Runway” Gets First-Ever Airing On NBC [Bravo 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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