Sarah Palin’s Alaska breaks TLC ratings records, with 5 million tuning in on Sunday night.
(Including me. It was fun! And some folks were watching and tweeting at the same time. Join us next week with #SPAlaska)
“Looking at the Democrats side, I don’t mean to make light of it, but they seem to like shows about damaged people. Those are the kind of shows Republicans just stay away from.” (…)
That also goes for the soft-rated, critically beloved 30 Rock. Its score is highly polarized in favor of Democrats.
The only show on NBC’s Thursday night comedy block that Republicans rate highly (slightly better than Democrats, even) is The Office … which happens to be the one bona fide hit in the bunch.
Based on Experian’s data from last spring, TLC’s audience isn’t any more Republican than most other cable networks: But the channel gradually has been adding more heartland-friendly titles one would expect conservatives to appreciate.
In addition to Palin, there are several “breeder” titles like 18 Kids & Counting. [sic: they have 19 kids now]
The network also just ordered a limited series, Homecoming, showing surprise military-family reunions.
Given the utter ratings domination of Fox News, demonstrated again during this month’s midterm elections, an entertainment channel branding itself as right wing could be a big idea.