Reality TV Television Ratings News - December 2004
'Survivor: Vanuatu' finale averages nearly 20 million viewers, but ABC's 'Housewives' still wins its hourDecember 14, 2004
With ABC's resurgent Sunday night programming schedule suddenly featuring two Top 10 Nielsen ratings shows, perhaps it time for CBS to reconsider its tradition of airing Survivor finales on Sundays rather than the show's Thursday night home. Matched up versus Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Desperate Housewives (which ranks second to only CBS's CSI in the season-to-date rankings), Survivor: Vanuatu's season finale managed to win its overall 8-10PM time period in viewers, but failed to experience the big ratings pop that Survivor finales have usually drawn.
TBS's 'The Real Gilligan's Island' premieres huge, draws more than 7 million viewers to premiere broadcastsDecember 2, 2004
After scoring minor hits with its Outback Jack and He's A Lady reality series, TBS appears to have hit a ratings home run with The Real Gilligan's Island, its fourth attempt at an original primetime reality series of its own.
The launch of TBS' new reality show "The Real Gilligan's Island" drew an audience of more than 7 million viewers, Daily Variety said Thursday.