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‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Premiere Draws 5 Million, Breaks TLC Ratings Record
TV Newser ^ | November 15, 2010 | Alex Werpin

Posted on 11/15/2010 11:29:26 AM PST by Beaten Valve

The ratings are in, and it looks like “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is a hit. TLC says nearly 5 million total viewers tuned in to the premiere of the series.

In case you haven’t seen our previous coverage, “Sarah Palin’s 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 network’s key demos. That is the best premiere in network history with regards to total viewers, beating the 2003 debut of “What Not to Wear.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; breaks; million; obama; palin; palins; premiere; presidentpalin; ratings; record; sarahpalin; sarahpalins; sarahpalinsalaska; tlc
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This news will surely make the liberal's heads explode..
1 posted on 11/15/2010 11:29:32 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

HA!! Take THAT liberal a-holes. Even the jerks who hate her watched the show


2 posted on 11/15/2010 11:30:57 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beaten Valve

It was good.....made me a little nervos in some spots.


3 posted on 11/15/2010 11:31:08 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Beaten Valve

I’m surprised that the word “unexpected” was not in the title...


4 posted on 11/15/2010 11:31:29 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: Beaten Valve
Just saw this posted at 'TV by the Numbers', as well...against NFL football AND the hugely-popular 'Walking Dead' (although that was a re-run of the second episode)...

Take it, progressives! Take it in the neck...

5 posted on 11/15/2010 11:32:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Beaten Valve

I watched it and enjoyed it.


6 posted on 11/15/2010 11:32:11 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Beaten Valve

I can see liberino heads exploding from my doorstep.


7 posted on 11/15/2010 11:32:11 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: mojo114; Jane Long; ThreePuttinDude; abigail2; Jen; NordP; pollywog; LADY J; Qwackertoo; ...

((((PING))))


8 posted on 11/15/2010 11:32:18 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Beaten Valve

My wife and I watched it. We both thought it was excellent.


9 posted on 11/15/2010 11:32:18 AM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: kosciusko51

This just proves how polarizing she is! /s


10 posted on 11/15/2010 11:32:48 AM PST by t-dude
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To: Beaten Valve

Ha ha, of course it did....YES!


11 posted on 11/15/2010 11:33:12 AM PST by ColdOne (Repeal HealthCare......NO COMPROMISE.......ever!)
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To: Ann Archy

Why nervous?


12 posted on 11/15/2010 11:33:39 AM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: 3niner

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 :-)


13 posted on 11/15/2010 11:34:00 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beaten Valve

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”!!


14 posted on 11/15/2010 11:34:00 AM PST by nuvista (Obama-care - you think that arrogant Marxist "cares" about you?)
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To: Ann Archy

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.


15 posted on 11/15/2010 11:34:30 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


16 posted on 11/15/2010 11:35:07 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


17 posted on 11/15/2010 11:35:55 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: fish hawk

I didn’t think that was boring...it was kind of scary...the CREVASSES were FRIGHTENING!


18 posted on 11/15/2010 11:36:47 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Flippin’ great!


19 posted on 11/15/2010 11:38:31 AM PST by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: fish hawk

WHY was she climbing those rocks with NO GLOVES ON?


20 posted on 11/15/2010 11:38:59 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Beaten Valve

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. :)


21 posted on 11/15/2010 11:41:16 AM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: Beaten Valve

i think the 9yr old daughter will end up being the star of the show. she was hilarious. piper?


22 posted on 11/15/2010 11:41:26 AM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: OldDeckHand
You were right, just like the Osbournes......

Do you like your crow served cold? With garnishes or without?

23 posted on 11/15/2010 11:41:26 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: dps.inspect

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.


24 posted on 11/15/2010 11:42:05 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: Beaten Valve
President Palin is an inevitability.
25 posted on 11/15/2010 11:42:12 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: kosciusko51

flippin unexpected!


26 posted on 11/15/2010 11:43:05 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: caver

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.


27 posted on 11/15/2010 11:43:44 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Beaten Valve

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!


28 posted on 11/15/2010 11:44:49 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

WHY was she climbing those rocks with NO GLOVES ON?

After the rocks, the throats are easy.


29 posted on 11/15/2010 11:45:36 AM PST by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


30 posted on 11/15/2010 11:47:42 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
A lot of the "unscripted" shows on TLC actually seem quite scripted to me. I feel this way about "Survivor", and "The Bachelor", as well. I don't know if they are scripted, but things work far too perfectly and don't seem real.

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?

31 posted on 11/15/2010 11:49:02 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Beaten Valve

I thought it was great. Am DVRing the series. :-)


32 posted on 11/15/2010 11:49:22 AM PST by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Is it available on line yet?


33 posted on 11/15/2010 11:50:12 AM PST by caww
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To: who knows what evil?

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.


34 posted on 11/15/2010 11:50:37 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
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.

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...

35 posted on 11/15/2010 11:51:12 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: ShandaLear

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.


36 posted on 11/15/2010 11:52:03 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: ClearCase_guy

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


37 posted on 11/15/2010 11:52:24 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda; Jim Robinson; Syncro; Fiddlstix; musicman; RedMDer; GitmoSailor; STARWISE; ...
BULL'S EYE! "‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Premiere Draws 5 Million, Breaks TLC Ratings Record"
WOO-HOO! GO SARAH!

photo by Syncro!

38 posted on 11/15/2010 11:52:55 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Beaten Valve

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!


39 posted on 11/15/2010 11:54:37 AM PST by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: caww

Not sure about online yet...some have suggested ‘Hulu’, or the TLC website. Anyone?


40 posted on 11/15/2010 11:54:37 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: onyx

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


41 posted on 11/15/2010 11:55:48 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beaten Valve

Wasn’t it opposit Huckster on FNC?

Hummmm.


42 posted on 11/15/2010 11:56:46 AM PST by Reagan69 (Let me know when those health insurance premiums go down.)
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To: onyx

Anyone else get the impression that the Republican establishment (that’s you, Karl) wet their pants when they saw these numbers?


43 posted on 11/15/2010 11:56:53 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

LOL. The article says the “networks” didn’t want her show.

Whoa! Idiots aligned with the Marxist and the anti-American unAmericans.


44 posted on 11/15/2010 11:57:32 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Beaten Valve
Woo hoo!! Watched it (delayed) with hubby and kiddos and loved it!

Take that "cocktail" club and libs! Can't wait for the next episodes.

45 posted on 11/15/2010 12:00:09 PM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


46 posted on 11/15/2010 12:00:32 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Beaten Valve

It was so awsome to watch on a large screen TV. Alaska is God’s Country!


47 posted on 11/15/2010 12:02:09 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: who knows what evil?

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.


48 posted on 11/15/2010 12:02:12 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: radpolis

Woo-Hoo! BTTT!


49 posted on 11/15/2010 12:03:17 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
LOL. The article says the “networks” didn’t want her show.

Oopsie.

50 posted on 11/15/2010 12:03:17 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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