Skip to comments.‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Premiere Draws 5 Million, Breaks TLC Ratings Record
Posted on 11/15/2010 11:29:26 AM PST by Beaten Valve
The ratings are in, and it looks like Sarah Palins Alaska is a hit. TLC says nearly 5 million total viewers tuned in to the premiere of the series.
In case you havent seen our previous coverage, Sarah Palins Alaska is a documentary series from producer Mark Burnett and starring former Alaska governor and Fox News Channel contributor Sarah Palin.
TLC says 4.96 million total viewers tuned in, including 1.8 million adults 25-54, and 1.6 million adults 18-49, two of the networks key demos. That is the best premiere in network history with regards to total viewers, beating the 2003 debut of What Not to Wear.
HA!! Take THAT liberal a-holes. Even the jerks who hate her watched the show
It was good.....made me a little nervos in some spots.
I’m surprised that the word “unexpected” was not in the title...
Take it, progressives! Take it in the neck...
I watched it and enjoyed it.
I can see liberino heads exploding from my doorstep.
My wife and I watched it. We both thought it was excellent.
This just proves how polarizing she is! /s
Ha ha, of course it did....YES!
I liked it too..GREAT SHOW..we are going to go visit Alaska as soon as we can. The scenery is just amazing. I liked the moments with Piper, such a cutie pie, she is right, her Mom is obsessed with that blackberry of hers :-)
Paging Mr. Rove, Mr. Karl Rove... please pick up the white courtesy phone and explain how having 5 million potential voters view you and your all-American family behaving normally like their families do is somehow “unpresidential”!!
Started out good, the bears and such while fishing but the last fifteen or twenty minutes about the rock climbing was so boring I would have changed channels if there was anything at all going on.
You know, they made her... the liberals... they are responsible for her raving success. If they had more brain and less emotion, they could have left her alone, and she’d probably still be Gov of Alaska and out of the public mind.
Man, that Palin has no idea what she’s doing, eh Karl?
The irony is that some of the same young turks who helped pioneer new technology like campaign web sites (remember when it was weird when a candidate mentioned their web address that’s now printed on everything?). Remember when these guys formed money-bombs and organized netroots and now they’re smirking at Palin for her tweets and for her TV show here. How ironic.
The same guys who wrote Palin off as a marginal player with nothing more than a Twitter account. Pffft... yeah. Oh the irony here is rich.
I didn’t think that was boring...it was kind of scary...the CREVASSES were FRIGHTENING!
WHY was she climbing those rocks with NO GLOVES ON?
Woo Hoo, I dvr’d it and my 16 yr old daughter has watched it already & was looking forward to it because I had warned her DON’T STOP MY RECORDING . . . and she was like oh no I want to watch it. She is a Sarah fan & will be voting for the first time in 2012. :)
i think the 9yr old daughter will end up being the star of the show. she was hilarious. piper?
Do you like your crow served cold? With garnishes or without?
Yup, McCain would have likely lost anyway even without the Sarah bashing. But the libs just had to do it and ended up creating a national superstar out of an obscure governor.
They are idiots but in this case their idiocy was for the good.
Yeah, it was good clean family fun. I would have grabbed Willow’s boyfriend by the scruff of his shaggy neck and tossed him out the door though for trying to sneak upstairs.
Keep something very important in mind...this was for the debut at 9 p.m. EST. There was a re-broadcast TWO HOURS LATER, which are NOT included in these numbers. I believe this episode will be re-broadcast four more times over the course of this week. Add it up, libs!
WHY was she climbing those rocks with NO GLOVES ON?
After the rocks, the throats are easy.
WHY was she climbing those rocks with NO GLOVES ON?”
What we climb are mole/ant hills compared to where she was but my gloves have split fingers so that only the top of the fingers are covered. For me it’s a confidence and touch issue. Guess it’s a good I never wanted to be a surgeon.
However, I never got that feeling with Sarah's show. It seemed unscripted. I liked it. The only thing that didn't ring true was when Sarah told the boy not to go upstairs, and then the boy -- in front of a camera crew -- went upstairs. What kind of a moron does that?
I thought it was great. Am DVRing the series. :-)
Is it available on line yet?
Yes it was shown here in Cali TWICE, once at 9pm and again at midnight..it will also be shown again tonight so all of these re-broadcasts mean even higher ratings.
Did you notice the quick shot of him of the sofa looking not so happy? I think he got chewed, but credit the show(or not) for not cutting this out...
I’m obviously in the minority. I thought it was a boring show with beautiful scenery. I can’t imagine I will make the effort to watch it again, but I’m one who thinks television is a vast wasteland.
I like the fact that it’s unscripted, she is showing everyone that her family is just like any other family. Every family has issues and so does hers. Yeah that boy, what a moron, I was like “Hey your on camera idiot” and he still goes upstairs, what did he think would happen, that she would be like “Cool that goes a guy into my daughter’s bedroom, have fun guys” LOL what a buffoon that kid was
photo by Syncro!
Whatever one thinks of Sarah Palin, she is one heck of a marketing genius.
Let the liberal media keep underestimating and insulting her.
Let the establishment Republicans denigrate her influence and challenge her gravitas.
They did the same thing to Ronald Reagan. And we all know how that story turned out.
May all their heads explode in unison.
There will be another good morning in America, baby!
Not sure about online yet...some have suggested ‘Hulu’, or the TLC website. Anyone?
I think the ratings would have been even higher then that if it weren’t for the time slot it appeared on, I think NCIS was on at 9pm too..so just imagine, better time slot, more like 15 mil would have been watching :-) and it was shown again twice here, I am SO happy, it was such a wonderful show. Oh and don’t forget, get your ACORN hat tonight we have votes to make
Wasn’t it opposit Huckster on FNC?
Anyone else get the impression that the Republican establishment (that’s you, Karl) wet their pants when they saw these numbers?
LOL. The article says the “networks” didn’t want her show.
Whoa! Idiots aligned with the Marxist and the anti-American unAmericans.
Take that "cocktail" club and libs! Can't wait for the next episodes.
You betcha and I am already prepared to vote like ACORN!
Fox News Channel was dumb to put Brit Hume up against her, but now that people know her series will replay, maybe some will watch Brit’s specials, but his replay too.
It was so awsome to watch on a large screen TV. Alaska is God’s Country!
Oh yeah, Rove for sure and now Roger Ailes knows for certain that she is responsible for a lot of the ratings everytime she appears on Fox.