Ratings for Sarah Palin's Alaska have taken a nice jump for week three of the eight week event. From the Hollywood Reporter:
Sarah Palin's Alaska delivered 3.5 million viewers Sunday night, rising 17% at the conclusion of the holiday weekend.
Normally when ratings go down double digits for a second episode, the third outing generally falls at least a little, but not in this case. Palin may also have benefited from some weaker competition (ABC had the Country Music Awards the previous week). Even so, this is great news for TLC.
This is quite delicious. When last week's numbers came out, and showed a drop off from the record breaking premier episode's numbers, the loony left proclaimed [for what seems like the billionth time] Sarah Palin was done.
Of course, this is insanity, but I guess we should expect that from the insane!
The first episode benefited from unprecedented promotion, including a roll out the week before in theaters nationwide. This created an incredible buzz..
As stated above week two was hurt by not only a competitive football game, but the CMA's as well, and there is a ton of audience crossover there. Of course one thing these ratings reports fail to take into account is the fact that viewers learned if they missed the show on Sunday, they have several opportunities during the week to see the show after it's original airing. The media is only reporting on the Sunday night audience, so the numbers are not total viewership.
One thing about it, Sarah Palin's Alaska is a real hit and drawing more than respectable numbers.
Liberals and RINOs hardest hit!