Reality TV Television Ratings News - May 2005
Buoyed by "American Idol," Fox Broadcasting was on the mark to win its first September-to-May TV ratings among the critical young adults group.
Fewer Americans watched Tuesday's debut of Britney Spears' Britney and Kevin: Chaotic UPN reality show than bought her disappointing 2001 "Britney" album. And despite what UPN's spinmeisters might proclaim, that's not particularly impressive given that compared to the 20 million plus units that her first two albums combined to sell, the controversial singer's "Britney" album has only sold about 4.5 million units.
Despite airing versus an even more powerful ABC Sunday night lineup, CBS's Sunday night finale of Survivor: Palau performed slightly better than December's Sunday finale of Survivor: Vanuatu, but once again failed to generate the big ratings pop that previous Survivor finales have typically drawn..
Putting to rest any remaining doubts that CBS's The Amazing Race has become a bonfide hit, last night's finale of the show's seventh edition crossed the finish line in amazing fashion, delivering the long-running reality series' best ever ratings performance among overall viewers, households, and all three of the key Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-34 demographics.
With one three teams left in the competition, CBS's The Amazing Race 7 teams are racing toward tonight's finale finish line -- and based on its recent ratings performances, so is the show itself.
Cable's MTV has marked its eighth straight first-quarter of growth, but is also seeing ratings decline, the Hollywood Reporter said Monday.