Project Runway 6 ratings down but it has helped lower Lifetime’s average age

That Project Runway 6 has turned out to be a mediocre season is reflected in the show’s ratings: While the move to Lifetime brought the highest-rated debut ever for the show, it’s since lost 20 percent of its viewers, and is “now averaging 9 percent fewer women 18-49 viewers than its last season on Bravo,” Joe Adalian reports.

Lifetime’s president, Andrea Wong, said that the ratings are still “fantastic” because the show is “the No. 1 rated reality show on cable this year among women.”

In addition, Adalian reports that the series “has helped lower Lifetime’s median age to 46.4, the network’s lowest in a decade (and younger than Fox). Around 50 percent of the viewers watching ‘Runway’ are new to the channel.”

Lifetime Has Trouble Making ‘Runway’ Work [The Wrap]

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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