I Love New York 2 was VH1’s third-most popular show ever

Monday’s finale of I Love New York 2, during which New York selected Tailor Made (who she’s now living with), was watched by 5.4 million viewers. That helped make this season “the third-highest-rated season of any VH1 series ever and ranks among the top 10 basic cable series year-to-date,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The finale ratings were “up 23% from its first-season finale in April,” and th episode “was the most-watched nonsports program in cable Monday in total viewers and 18-49,” the paper says. Of the finale’s viewers, 3.6 million were ages 18 to 49, an increase of 26 percent from the first season’s finale.

That’s also a significant increase from the penultimate episode last week, which was watched by 3.6 million people, according to Nielsen.

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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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