Boot Camp Premiere Beats West Wing Repeat, wins Timeslot
By Reality TV World staff, 03/30/2001
"Fox reality series Boot Camp notched an impressive first place 10.8/16 in the 9 p.m. hour - 11 percent above a repeat of NBC's The West Wing (9.7/14) and 89 percent above lead-in Grounded for Life (5.9/ 9). Of positive note was growth of 4 percent in the second half-hour (10.6/16 to 11.0/16)."
"Compared to the debut of Temptation Island in this time period (12.0/17 on Jan. 10, 2001), Boot Camp was off by just 10 percent. On the flip side, versus episode one of ill-fated drama The $treet (4.7/ 6) in this hour on Nov. 1, 2000, Boot Camp was up by a whopping 130 percent. Like My Wife and Kids, Boot Camp is off...and potentially running. After watching episode one of this very LOUD reality series, all I can say is Gomer Pyle was never like this!"
...how it will fair versus new West Wing episodes will be interesting.