Project Runway 5’s finale ratings down from season four, but is the highest-rated season

Bravo has declared Project Runway 5‘s finale and Leanne Marshall’s win was watched by “a whopping 7.158 total viewers,” but that’s how many people watched the actual broadcast and the repeat at 11 p.m. ET. However, the whole season–despite being weaker than all the ones that preceded it–was “the series’ highest rated season ever,” according to a Bravo press release.

At 9 p.m., opposite the final presidential debate, 4.787 million viewers watched, which would make this finale’s ratings lower than last season’s, when 5.181 million people watched Christian Siriano win. And that season was down from season three’s 5.363 million. Those ratings all include people who DVRed and watched the show later that day.

Still, the network points out that Project Runway 5 did better than last season overall, as it “averaged 2.378 million adults 18-49 (vs. 2.286 million) and 3.580 million total viewers (vs. 3.294 million).”

More Than Seven Million Viewers Watch Project Runway 5 Finale… [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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