Ice Road Truckers finale sets History Channel record

At the end of Ice Road Truckers, Hugh made $58,400 by carrying 37 loads, making him the most-successful trucker of the ones we watched. And the show was the most-successful series ever for the History Channel, ending its season by breaking records again.

After debuting with 3.4 million viewers in June, the show concluded with 4.8 million viewers (although there will be a reunion and special in Sept.) That’s the History Channel’s most-watched show ever, and made it “Sunday’s No. 1 cable program in 18-49, 25-54 and most key male demos,” Variety reports.

Still, that’s just over a third of the audience the Disney Channel drew Friday night for High School Musical 2, 17.24 million viewers, the highest-rated cable program ever. Of course, Ice Road Truckers also doesn’t have Zac Effron or Vanessa Hudgens driving a truck. Maybe for season two.

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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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