Reality TV Television Ratings News (Recent)
Dance Moms rang in the new year with record ratings.
Jersey Shore's series finale on Thursday night drew 3.1 million viewers, down from 4.7 million for the sixth-season premiere in October.
Duck Dynasty, a reality series which follows a family business that makes duck call equipment for hunters, has shot down A&E's ratings records.
'Jersey Shore's fourth-season premiere draws 8.8 million viewers
Paris Hilton is clearly just not that hot with American TV viewers anymore.
'American Idol' finale draws 21% more viewers than last year's finale
'Dancing with the Stars' beats 'American Idol' in ratings showdown
'Jersey Shore' finale highest-rated yet, draws 7.6 million viewers
'American Idol' dominates ratings in second week, draws 25.2 million
'Kourtney & Kim Take New York' premiere draws three million viewers
'Jersey Shore' sets another all-time network ratings record for MTV
'American Idol' premiere draws 26 million viewers but ratings still slide
'Dancing with the Stars' premiere averages over 21 million viewers
Deadliest Catch set several rating records with Tuesday night's sixth-season broadcast, which began the show's coverage of the January 29 stroke that led to the death of Cornelia Marie fishing vessel Captain Phil Harris.
'American Idol' finale averages 24.2 million viewers, lowest since 2002
Ratings: 'Dancing with the Stars' twirls past 'American Idol' for first time
Dancing with the Stars' tenth-season premiere got the show off to its best ratings start ever.
NBC's Olympics give 'American Idol' its first TV ratings loss since 2004
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' premiere delivered the long-running reality competition series' biggest audience since 2007.
Ellen's 'American Idol' debut draws season's second highest ratings
Paula who? Whether it will survive Simon Cowell's 2011 absence as smoothly seems unlikely, but American Idol's ninth-season premiere appears to have weathered Paula Abdul's departure without a significant ratings impact.
Although its new season is off to a solid ratings start, viewers may be tiring of Dancing with the Stars.
'Jon & Kate Plus 8' separation broadcast delivers record ratings
'American Idol' eighth-season finale averages 29 million viewers
'American Idol' viewership goes up for second eighth-season episode
Tuesday night's premiere of American Idol's eighth season was the highest-rated telecast of the 2008-2009 television season, however the show's season premiere ratings still dipped for the second consecutive year.
'American Idol' ends on ratings upswing, finale draws nearly 32 million
Dancing with the Stars waltzed all over the competition with its sixth-season premiere broadcast on ABC, winning its time period in all key measurements and ranking as Monday night's most-watched program.
Oprah's Big Give gave a big ratings gift to ABC last night.
Despite hefty competition from Fox's American Idol and NBC's The Biggest Loser, CBS' Tuesday night Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part premiere broadcast still managed to post decent ratings numbers.
Ratings: Fox's 'The Moment of Truth' premieres to huge numbers
American Idol continued to be a ratings machine with Tuesday night's seventh-season premiere broadcast -- but it did dip a bit from last season's record-setting debut numbers.
The media dubbed Sunday's NFL match-up between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts a mini-Super Bowl, and it didn't fail to deliver a miniature Super Bowl-like ratings boost for The Amazing Race's twelfth-season premiere.
ABC's Dancing with the Stars returned with a ratings bang last night, with its fifth-season premiere broadcast ranking as Monday night's most-watched program.
Survivor: China's premiere broadcast was Thursday night's most-watched program with an average of 15.35 million total viewers and was also the No. 1 show on television in several key demographics.
Last night's premiere of CBS' controversial new Kid Nation reality series averaged 9.4 million total viewers and placed first or second in its time period in all key demographics.
There's a good reason why younger-skewing programming like reality shows doesn't air on Friday nights -- a lesson Fox has been reminded of the hard way.
The Next Food Network Star's third-season finale broadcast on Sunday night was the highest-rated, most-watched telecast in Food Network history.
Apparently NBC knew what it was doing when it decided to rush The Singing Bee to the airwaves in order to prevent Fox's similar Don't Forget the Lyrics! game show from debuting several months before Bee's originally-planned fall premiere.
VH1's season finale of Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School Starring Mo'Nique on Sunday night was watched by an average of 4.1 million total viewers according to Nielsen Media Research, The Hollywood Reporter reported Wednesday.
Its historical connection probably still remains unclear to most viewers, but one thing seems clear: Ice Road Truckers -- a new The History Channel docu-reality series that follows a group of six truck drivers who navigate frozen terrain just miles from the Arctic Circle -- is a hit.
For the first time this summer, reality shows finished both first and second in the week's viewership rankings.
Wednesday night's premiere of Bravo's Top Chef 3 Miami debuted as the No. 1-rated food show on cable television across all demographics and also bested the performance of last fall's second-season premiere of the reality competition series.
From an early change to daylight-saving time to a lackluster cast, numerous theories have been bantered about as to why American Idol's sixth-season ratings fell slightly from previous installments of the Fox mega-hit. However host Ryan Seacrest has his own take on why the numbers were down slightly.
Hell's Kitchen's third-season premiere did well in the ratings on the Monday night, delivering the Fox reality show's highest-ever debut numbers among total viewers and several other key demographics.
The Summer 2007 programming season may still be young, but so far, America's Got Talent's second season premiere is on top.
Dancing with the Stars' fourth-season two-night finale waltzed all over ABC's competition last week, as its final performance episode was Monday night's most-watched television show and it's live two-hour Tuesday night finale generated the network's largest non-sports audience in that time period in eight years.
The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman's two-hour season finale on ABC last Monday night was the most-watched telecast of the reality dating series in three years, winning its time period in both total viewers and the Adults 18-49 demographic.
An average of 30.7 million total viewers watched 17-year-old Glendale, AZ-native Jordin Sparks become American Idol's sixth champion during Fox's live two-hour Wednesday night broadcast of Idol's sixth season finale. The finale also scored an 11.5/31 rating/share in the Adults 18-49 demographic.
The debut of the fourth edition of Dancing with the Stars helped ABC waltz its way into the No. 1 ratings spot on Monday night and also delivered the reality competition series best-ever season premiere results.