Viewers increase by 53 percent for third-season debut of Kathy Griffin’s show

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List‘s third season premiere was watched by 1.023 million viewers, a 53 percent increase from the second season’s 670,000, according to a Bravo press release.

Among viewers 18 to 49, the show has “a 77 percent increase over the season two premiere,” increasing from 402,000 to 713,000 viewers.

Interestingly, Kathy’s stand-up special, which preceded the series debut, was watched by fewer viewers. A total of 872,000 watched, which was more than watched her last special (652,000), but far less than tuned in the next hour for the series. Clearly, more people want to see Kathy Griffin at home than want to watch her comedy.

Bravo’s ‘Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List’ Season Three Premiere Sets Record Ratings and Series High with More than One Million Total Viewers [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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