Finale of Jon & Kate Plus Eight draws 4.32 million

Jon & Kate Plus Eight‘s finale rebounded from its fall ratings slide, but didn’t come close to reaching the peak of 10 million viewers that watched their divorce announcement episode in late May.

Overall, 4.318 million viewers watched, according to TV By the Numbers. The New York Times notes that “the program was drawing between one and two million viewers this fall.”

That 4.318 million viewers is almost as many viewers as Jay Leno had on NBC at 10 p.m., 4.54 million, although Leno is far more depressing.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 series finale averages 4.32 million viewers [TV By the Numbers]
A Big Crowd for ‘Jon & Kate’ Finale [New York Times]

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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