Temptation Island 1 News
Wanda -- E!'s TV maven reported in her Monday online chat session that only one of the Temptation Island couples will remain together when the show ends (our personal bet is on Andy & Shannon). ...and not only that, but they actually get engaged after the show ends.
Source: E! Online
Fox got a little Survivor-style growth out of its second episode of Temptation Island, blowing away NBC's 'The West Wing' rerun, confirming that the show's a hit and suggesting it might be turning into prime time's next phenomenon.
Last night's Temptation Island results are up 16 percent among adults 18-49 over the impressive premiere numbers of a week earlier, and that's not too far off of the 23 percent week-two growth CBS got last June from Survivor.
FOX promised on Thursday to cease promotions of 'Temptation Island' during such family-oriented fare as 'The Simpsons' and 'Malcolm in the Middle.'
In a letter Wednesday citing numerous complaints from parents, a member of the Federal Communications Commission urged media magnate Rupert Murdoch -- whose News Corp. Ltd. owns Fox Entertainment -- to stop promoting the adult-themed show when children might be watching.
Robert Quicksilver, president of network distribution for Fox, responded by saying that he had directed Fox's marketing department had been directed to 'withdraw immediately and permanently' any promos for the show that were scheduled to appear on any of four Sunday night programs that air from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- 'The Simpsons,' 'Malcolm in the Middle,' 'Futurama' and 'King of the Hill.'
A Fox television affiliate in North Carolina has decided to drop the network's new "reality" series
"Temptation Island" after learning that one of the couples being enticed to break up on the show has a child, Fox officials said on Friday.
TemptationIslandSucks.com has finished posting what is currently the Internet's ONLY full set of cast photos and profiles. We've posted photos of all four couples PLUS the thirteen single men and the thirteen single women. ...even FOX's official website doesn't have photos of the full cast!
``Temptation Island,'' which features scantily clad singles working hard to tempt couples to stray from their mates, averaged 16.1 million viewers overall and a household rating of 10.5, compared with 17.7 million viewers and a 12.0 rating for ``West Wing.''
But ``Temptation'' -- filmed on a Caribbean island off Belize -- carried the hour among the coveted young adult viewers, scoring a healthy rating of 8.3 in the 18-49 demographic, against a 6.3 rating in that demographic for ``West Wing.''
In terms of total viewers and ratings for young adults, the ''Temptation Island'' debut marked the strongest Wednesday night series premiere ever for Fox. ``It did pretty good numbers,'' said Stacy Lynne Koerner, an analyst with T.N. Media, which buys network time on behalf of advertisers. She admitted she found the show ``personally repugnant.''
Interestingly, ``Temptation Island'' got off to a stronger start than the first episode of ``Survivor'' in all key Nielsen measures. ...god help us if this is a sign of things to come.
Fox admitted Tuesday that one of the couples featured on the sexy reality show were booted off after producers discovered the two had a child together. Network executives declined to comment on which of the show's couples were, in truth, parents. Sources say the couple's secret is acknowledged on camera at some point during the show's six-episode run. Fox previously said that no couples who had had children together participated in the show; execs gave no hint of the controversy at a press conference Sunday.
In a statement, Fox said producer Rocket Science Laboratories discovered during taping that one of the couples had covered up that they were parents. The network said couples were subject to several background checks during the initial vetting process for show eligibility in a process that included investigative consultants hired by Rocket Science.
Wow, those must be some ACE investigators if this mystery pair managed to hide the existence OF AN ENTIRE HUMAN BEING!!! ...my money is on the couple that's been together 5 years.
Temptation Island, which has 26 attractive men and women testing the fidelity of four unmarried couples, is being blasted as an "assault on marriage" by Rabbi Kenneth Roseman of Dallas, according to the Associated Press. "The idea that it is sport and amusement to see if one can destroy a relationship for the purpose of securing ratings and profit is just unacceptable," said Roseman, who is demanding that Fox pull the show off the air.
Meanwhile, the American Family Association, a coservative watchdog group based in Tupelo, MS, is asking visitors to its Web site to contact Fox and urge it to "give America something worth watching," the AP reports. Another group, the Los Angeles-based Parents Television Council, calls the network "shameless." Chairman L. Brent Bozell said, "It is not just a potentially dangerous show because of its message, but coming from Fox it's pretty much guaranteed to be
offensive," he told the AP.
'Temptation Island' is not a show about sex.
That was the assertion made by FOX chairman Sandy Grushow Sunday when meeting reporters during the annual Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA.
"This is a show that endeavors to explore the dynamics of people in serious relationships. These are people who very much were interested in exploring the strength of their own relationships," Grushow said of the four unmarried couples who take part in the show. "It's not a show that's about sex."
Temptation Island," has received criticism from numerous groups because of its sexy promos which promise a stay on the island "could rip two people apart." In addition, the network has provided little information to critics, with the first episode becoming available Sunday for review.
Fox Network Entertainment President Gail Berman has admitted that all the couples and the singles who took part in 'Temptation Island' tested for sexually transmitted diseases. (ya, and the show's not supposed to be about sex)
..and in probably the biggest surprise, he claims everyone was clean.
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