Apprentice ratings improve slightly in new timeslot

On Sunday, The Apprentice 6 moved to a later timeslot, airing at 10 p.m. instead of 9. It was also preceded for the first time by Deal or No Deal, which moved to Sundays.

Among viewers ages 18 to 49, the show “averaged a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating,” and that is “its best rating since Jan. 28,” Media Life reports. It was helped by Howie Mandel, as The Apprentice “retained 82 percent of that [show’s] lead-in and grew a tiny bit, from a 2.6 to a 2.7, in its second half hour.”

However, Variety reports that with 6.6 million viewers overall, Donald Trump’s series “was a distant third place in its first try in the 10 o’clock slot.” And the show debuted with a series low of 9.1 million viewers, so it’s lost quite a few viewers since then.

Big deal: NBC’s ‘Apprentice’ perks up [Media Life]
ABC back on top Sunday [Variety]

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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