Reality TV Television Ratings News - June 2007
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.