Reality TV Television Ratings News - September 2007
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.