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except for American Juniors, summer reality TV shows are doing well.

except for American Juniors, summer reality TV shows are doing well.
Most of the reality TV series networks hauled out are doing well, although none have turned out to be a Survivor-style smash. The one exception: American Juniors, which has lost viewers since its debut. FOX’s other major reality TV show, Paradise Hotel, “has slowly but surely inched up the adults 18-49 rankings,” Reuters reports. Elsewhere, CBS’ Big Brother 4 last week “brought CBS time-slot wins on the three nights that the house-bound reality show aired.” But the bigger story may come from NBC’s For Love or Money 2 and Last Comic Standing, which “have performed admirably enough to allow NBC to claim nine consecutive weekly ratings wins so far this summer for the key demographic of viewers aged 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research.

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