Project Runway 4 finale ratings down slightly from season three

Christian Siriano’s victory on Project Runway 4 Wednesday was Bravo’s “most watched broadcast ever and the second most watched telecast for the night during the 10 p.m. hour in adults 18-49,” the network said in a press release.

But despite those demographic victories, it was actually watched by fewer people than watched the finale of Project Runway 3, when Jeffrey Sebelia won.

Overall, 5.181 million viewers watched, with 3.754 million age 18 to 49. Last season, 5.363 million watched the finale, which means it’s still the most-watched show in the network’s history.

Bravo notes, however, that the show’s average total viewers throughout the season increased by four percent from last season, from 3.655 million to 3.803 million this year, and among people ages 18 to 49, bumped up 10 percent. In addition, Wednesday night’s finale beat all broadcast networks except NBC in the demo at 10 p.m.

Bravo Delivers ‘Fierce’ Audience for Project Runway 4 Finale and Grows Series 10 Percent vs. Runway 3 [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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