DWTS ratings hit season low without Kate Gosselin

Whether they loved her or just wanted to see her fail, some viewers clearly tuned in to Dancing with the Stars for Kate Gosselin, because after she was voted out, ratings fell.

Monday’s first Kate-less episode was the most-popular show of the night with around 20 million viewers, but “with adults 18-49 it was a season low for a DWTS performance show,” according to TV By the Numbers, which reports the show lost .4 of a point among adults 18 to 49.

Tuesday was another season low, as the results averaged about 12.2 million viewers, but “was down 4% from last week to a 2.3 rating, a series low for a regular telecast,” TV By the Numbers reports.

Romantically Challenged Down; Chuck Steady and Idol, Glee Keep Singing; Parenthood Tops Good Wife; V Falls [TV By the Numbers]

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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