UPDATED: ‘Alaska’ Week 2: Ratings Tumble as Bristol and Sarah Go Fishing

UPDATED: The stratospheric audience figures for the Nov. 14 debut of ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ on TLC fell back to Earth in Week 2. The show lost 40 percent of its audience for its second episode last Sunday night, attracting 3 million viewers, according to Nielsen figures cited by The Hollywood Reporter. The premiere a week […]

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Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal and Jimmy Fallon Tackle ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’

Stephen Colbert and ‘Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers aren’t the only people in late night taking jabs at ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska.’ On Friday, Jake Gyllenhaal joined Jimmy Fallon on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon‘ to sing a goofy song inspired by the former Alaskan governor’s new TLC series — and Fallon’s favorite sandwich. Watch it […]

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Bristol Palin Apologizes For Sister’s Anti-Gay Slur

‘Dancing With the Stars‘ finalist Bristol Palin has issued an apology for comments made by her sister Willow, and then herself, in response to someone who criticized Mama Grizzly Sarah‘s new TLC series. Can Reality TV Launch Sarah Palin into the White House? “Willow and I shouldn’t have reacted to negative comments about our family. […]

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Can The Palins Save Television?

As polarizing as Sarah Palin and her clan are on the political (and ‘Dancing’) stage, you betcha they’ve got the Midas touch in front of the camera! Sunday’s premiere of ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ raked in over 5 million viewers—the highest ratings in TLC’s history—and let’s not forget that homesick daughter Bristol Palin is still inexplicably […]

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‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Sets Ratings Record: Did It Get Your Vote?

The people have spoken, and ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska‘ is worth a visit… or at least a one-time looky-loo. Sarah Palin’s TV Series a Stage for Political Future? The reality/travelogue series fronted by the former Alaska governor and onetime vice presidential hopeful drew 5 million total viewers in its Sunday-night debut, making it the most watched […]

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Stewart/Colbert, Sarah Palin Vie For Time‘s Person Of The Year

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are among the 25 nominees for Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year – claiming a singular spot as a twosome, and not separately. ‘Daily Show’ Beats Letterman and Leno For First Time In Demos Explaining the inclusion of the Comedy Central couple, Time says that Stewart and Colbert’s recent side-by-side […]

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What Reviews Reveal About ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’

“Polarizing” is the word frequently repeated in recent critical reviews of Sarah Palin’s upcoming 8-part reality show documentary ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska.’ As in: After watching this series you will either love her or hate her – but there is no in between. Billed as part travelogue, part family sitcom, ‘Palin’s Alaska’ debuts on TLC Nov. […]

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