Skating with the Stars bleeds out on the ice

Skating with the Stars is lying on the ice, bleeding to death, as it lost 50 percent of its viewers ages 18 to 49 from last week’s debut. It was in third place behind repeats of sitcoms on CBS, new episodes of NBC’s Chuck and The Event, and Fox’s rerun of House and new Lie to Me, which its most-famous star, Bethenny Frankel, couldn’t compete with.

The Dancing with the Stars spin-off had just over 6 million viewers on average, losing about 800,000 of them throughout its 90 minutes. Last week, the show tripped and sliced itself open with its skate as it lost viewers throughout its debut, but ended up with about a half million more viewers than tuned in this week.

TV By the Numbers reports that “reduced competition didn’t help” as “Skating With The Stars 1.2 adults 18-49 rating was down 50% from last week’s premiere.”

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.