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Posts from: October 2005

Martha says her ratings are “damn good”; she thought her Apprentice would replace Trump’s

Martha Stewart says the ratings for The Apprentice: Martha Stewart are “damn good.” Specifically, she tells Fortune magazine, “We’re getting six to seven million viewers a night. Guess what? That’s damn good. People walk away from the show thinking, ‘What a nice company that is,’ and ‘Boy, do they do good things.’” The magazine reports …

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Bands on the Run 2 pilot being produced; will feature Faster Pussycat, another band

An all-but-forgotten four-year-old reality series may soon be resurrected. In March of 2001, VH1 aired Bands on the Run, a competition series featuring pre-existing bands performing gigs in various cities. Later that year, The Independent Weekly reported that the series was “the most expensive show VH1 has ever produced,” and a band member said that …

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Fear Factor is scarier than Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

On Halloween, a past study resurfaces, finding that Fear Factor is, in fact, quite scary for viewers. A Forbes article mentions a past study that “[found] that viewers become more distressed while watching the show compared with watching a movie with the same circumstances,” according to Psychology Today. Midwestern State University researchers Michael Vandehey and …

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Martha gets $100,000 per episode

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s financial statements revealed a lot about how much her version of The Apprentice is costing the company–and benefiting producer Mark Burnett. Business Week says there was an “upfront $22 million payment to Mark Burnett” to create and develop the series. According to The New York Post, there was also a $10.8 …

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