Reality TV Television Ratings News - July 2004
Looks like U.S. reality TV viewers have figured out -- after 9 years -- where to find UPN, the smallest of the 6 U.S. broadcast networks, on their sets.
Congratulations The Amazing Race fans, it's starting to look more and more like this is the summer that The Amazing Race stops being a critically acclaimed but modestly rated series and starts becoming a bona fide ratings hit. It's amazing what apparently one Emmy award win can accomplish.
Thursday's episode of CBS' Big Brother 5, featuring the show's first houseguest eviction of Mike Lubinski, performed well in the ratings and won its time period in both total viewers and all key demographics.
In its sixth and final episode of the season, Bravo's hot Blow Out reality series hit all time ratings highs in the Adult 25-54 demographic, the Adults 18-49 demographic, and total viewers (breaking the one million total viewer mark for the first time during the program's run.)
Tuesday's season premiere of CBS' The Amazing Race 5 got the series off to a great start, with the first post-victory broadcast of last year's Emmy-award winning reality show winning its time period and drawing the program's best rating performance since the finale of The Amazing Race 3.
The season premiere of CBS' Big Brother 5 got the series off to a strong start on Tuesday, finishing first in its time period in both total viewers and numerous key demographics.