TLC has hit gold once again. SARAH PALIN’S ALASKA new reality series had a whopping 4.96 million viewers according to new overnight data. That’s one heck of a lot more viewers than KATE PLUS EIGHT which has averaged 3.4 million viewers recently, but hit a ratings low of 3 million with a INSIDE KATE’s WORLD show. TLC really needed something fresh to pull in the big numbers since the JON AND KATE PLUS EIGHT softened the series after the divorce rocked the show.
Although her negative numbers as a politician continue to mount, Palin continues to be a huge draw as a celebrity personality who fascinates both fans and critics alike. She’s become a fascinating phenomenon the public just can’t seem to get enough of. TLC really hit the nail on the head going for this new celebrity reality show. TLC execs probably can’t be more pleased at where they’re at with the new fresh ratings news today.