Reality TV Television Ratings News - January 2007
Last night's broadcast of Fox's American Idol 6 auditions from Seattle, WA saw some of the worst contestants ever to try out for the reality competition, but it still delivered the smash-hit reality show's highest rated Wednesday premiere numbers ever among total viewers and the Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 demographics.
A NFL playoff game and the long-anticipated return of Fox's 24 proved to be a toxic combination for NBC's Grease: You're the One That I Want and The Apprentice: Los Angeles this past Sunday night, as both shows saw their second week ratings slip significantly from their previous week's premiere numbers.
American Idol's return received a tremendous reception from viewers last night, with 37.3 million sets of eyes watching. If ratings results from the premiere are any indication, the Fox mega-hit ratings juggernaut should continue to steamroll the competition during its sixth season.
America apparently loves Tiffany "New York" Pollard, as the Monday, January 8 premiere of VH1's I Love New York was the most-watched series premiere ever for the cable network.
Depending on how you want to look at it, there was good news and bad news in the ratings numbers for NBC's premiere of Donald Trump's The Apprentice: Los Angeles.
Grease was the word last night with young women and teenage girls, as the series premiere of Grease: You're the One That I Want on NBC was watched by an average of 11.6 million viewers.
Bravo enjoyed its best ratings year ever in 2006, and the basic cable network has its reality TV programming to thank.
The second season of Top Chef returned to Bravo with a bang after a three-week holiday hiatus, as the series' January 3 episode attracted 2.2 million viewers, making it the most watched episode of the series ever, according to Nielsen ratings figures.
Who says women don't like geeky guys? Last night's premiere of the third season of Beauty and the Geek on The CW got off to a strong start, drawing some of the reality show's best ratings ever and ranking as Wednesday night's top show among the Women 18-34 demographic.
VH1 enjoyed its best year ever in 2006, and the basic cable network has some of its reality programming to thank.