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Posts from: May 2004

nine of top 20 shows were reality; Idol helps FOX come in second for the season.

nine of top 20 shows were reality; Idol helps FOX come in second for the season. This past TV season, the top shows “among adults 18-49, a stunning nine programs were reality shows,” Variety reports. Even better, reality TV shows were the “top-rated show in the key demo for ABC (The Bachelor), NBC (The Apprentice, …

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UK’s Big Brother 5 debuts; to compete, UKTV Style airs paint drying show.

UK’s Big Brother 5 debuts; to compete, UKTV Style airs paint drying show. Promising that the series “is going to be evil,” the UK’s Channel 4 debuts Big Brother 5 tonight. A network spokesperson tells Reuters that they “set out to make everyday, mundane things harder…like going to the toilet or having a shower.” The …

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American Idol 3 had 6.7 million fewer viewers than Idol 2, breaks texting record.

American Idol 3 had 2.3 million fewer viewers than Idol 2, breaks texting record. Despite the record number of votes cast, including a record number of text messages all season, just over two million fewer people watched the American Idol 3 finale compared to last year’s finale. Early estimates show 31.4 million viewers watched Wednesday …

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“it’s absolute bedlam” in Philly’s Old City because of Real World gawkers.

“it’s absolute bedlam” in Philly’s Old City because of Real World gawkers. The Real World Philadelphia‘s presence in Old City is helping local restaurateurs, both near the house and near U. Penn’s campus. One restaurant owner tells the Daily Pennsylvanian the cast’s visit was eventless, and says they’ve “definitely seen an increase in business” because …

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