Jeff Probst’s Live for the Moment “tanked” in the ratings

If CBS judges it by the ratings alone, Jeff Probst’s Live for the Moment probably won’t be back. The pilot/special averaged 4.67 million viewers last night, which in its hour was good enough for third place, ahead of reruns of comedies on NBC and The Vampire Diaries on The CW. However, it came in last place among viewers 18 to 49, the only people advertisers care about.

Also bad news: 4.92 million people tuned in during the first half hour, but half a million of them turned it off before the second half-hour, according to data compiled by TV By the Numbers. It seems like at least some people agreed with me that it just wasn’t a great show.

The Hollywood Reporter says that all this means it “tanked in the ratings, hurting the chances of reality projects starring the terminally ill everywhere,” while HitFix says the show “won’t live for many more moments.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.