The Apprentice is #46, not #1, like Donald Trump said

On Sunday’s episode of The Apprentice 6, Donald Trump lied to the candidates. Inside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, he said, “People come from all over the world to look at the movie stars’ footprints outside. They should put my footprints outside. I’m a bigger star than anybody. I have the number one show on television.”

Most people probably rolled their eyes, and for good reason: That’s patently false. American Idol is the number one show on TV, and has been for years now.

MediaWeek pulled the numbers, and found that, “for the week ending March 25, 2007, cycle 6 of The Apprentice ranked #46, drawing less than seven thousand total viewers. Among viewers 18-49, The Apprentice 6 ranked #37, with a 2.7/7.”

They probably mean seven million, but that’s still kind of sad; 46 is a long way from number one.

NBC’s Trump Misspeaks, Not Actually on Top [MediaWeek]

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.