'Sarah Palin's Alaska' takes big ratings hit

Sarah Palin’s Alaska suffered a 40 percent drop in viewership for its second episode that aired on TLC Sunday night. After a TLC-record audience of 5.0 million tuned in for the Nov. 14 premiere, only three million watched the former governor take to the local shooting range and road-trip to Homer. The drop-off is not entirely unexpected after the enormous amount of curiosity and hype that preceded the premiere, and a spokesperson for TLC said in an email, “We are very happy with the ongoing strength of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and it continues to drive big ratings gains for TLC.”

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  • stephen

    Ugh. If you stop watching her, maybe she’ll go away??

    • Roman Polanski

      Everytime I watch this show, I just want to lick Willow and Bristol Palin vagina clean. I want to go nom, nom, nom, nom, nom, nom on their vagina. I like it because it smell like fish.

      • Willow

        Wow, A bigger pile of $h!t than the real Roman Polanski. Nice work F@g.

      • Walking Man

        Doesn’t EW have any censors? I detest the Palins, and I still think the above post is just horribly gross.

    • Einstien

      lori please take note

  • RafMaf

    Hmmm, so I guess all the bigots stopped watching and only the racists are left?

    • Steve

      Good one!

      • DGH

        Yeah man that was a good one we libs are so obsessed with Palin we cream our pants anytime her name is mentioned…

  • P

    3 Million for a show on TLC still seems like a lot. I thought the 5 million was probably because it of curiosity and that it was a premiere. It will be interesting to see if it maintains the 3 now that the premiere is over with.

  • Deborah

    I enjoyed this show-It was refreshing and I would not vote for Sarah Palin, but think the Palin family has a nice strong old fashioned bond

    • Willowwww

      That is only on display if you pay us

    • Dan

      My family would have a nice strong bond if somebody was paying us to travel throughout Alaska and say inane things. Whatever happened to self respect, Sarah? You’re not much better than Kate G. pimping out her eight kids for cash.

  • Levi Johnston

    Look, if I promise not to knock up anymore Palin women, will you cancel this crap?

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  • Fizzy

    I watched the first show because I wanted to see Alaska (will probably be the only way I’ll ever see it). Obviously Alaska isn’t meant to be the star of the show so I didn’t tune back in for show #2.

  • waya

    People turned in to see the train wreck but now they’ve moved on to better TV. No one wants to watch Queen Sarah feed her ego every week.

  • Jo

    She visited Homer?

    • BooYah

      Yes she visited Homer Simpson where they talked about doughnuts and the workings of a Nuclear Power Plant. Most likely the former than the latter.

    • Dave

      Maybe, if she becomes president, she wants Homer Simpson to be her Secretary of Energy!

  • cici217

    Everyone who tuned in to see Alaska the first time must have tuned out the second time after realizing this was basically a TV show about Palin with Alaska far far in the backgroun

    • DGH

      If they didn’t realize before they even watched “Sarah Palins Alaska” that it would be about………are you ready or still thinking??????? I will give you a few more minutes to figure it out……. ok its gonna be about Sarah Palin and her ego!!!!! You fing morons were do you people even come from????

      • Einstein

        ?”were” MORON!

      • DGH

        Good catch Einstein your(or is it you’re) I always get confused but I bet your mom is real proud of you.

  • Truthhurts

    In a related story, TLC to change its name to TDDC. The dumbing down channel. Bringing us closer and closer to the movie idiocracy 1 hillbilly at a time!

    • ALM

      Don’t dare insult hillbillies by comparing them to that woman!

  • Typical Liberal

    I watched the show and was so offended that this hateful “anti-choice” woman was on TV that I had to procure my tax-payer subsidized solar powered underage without parental consent partial birth abortion just to feel better about myself. Some people feel like infantacide is hateful, but we liberals know that it is actually those tea partiers who have the audacity to want a tax cut that are hateful!!!!!!

    • Breckster82

      oooo, sarcasm. i get it!

  • ks

    Best news of the day woo hoo

    • DGH

      Anyone who says “woo hoo” should be banished to N. Korea with Sarah!

  • Go Away Already

    As a Conservative Republican, I really wish Palin would just go away, rather than trying to do everything she can to put herself out there and screw up my party’s shot at a decent presidential candidate that would actually have a shot at winning. Please, please, please, just go away! Half the tea partiers don’t even want you!

    • Dave

      Thank you! It’s nice to hear from conservatives who can think for themselves.

  • joesmom

    I thought it would be more about Alaska, with Palin doing more narration. Alas, there is little Alaska and a whole lot of Palin. TLC should be ashamed of themselves!

  • Shannon

    THANK YOU GOODNESS!!!! Maybe people actually got some sense and something to do with their time (as I sit here blogging :-)

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