'Sarah Palin's Alaska' set a ratings record for TLC on Sunday night, notching 5 million viewers for the premiere, a number Gawker calls "huge for cable." The show, part reality TV, part documentary travel series, is an eight-parter following the omnipresent Republican showing off her native state.
"Some are calling the series a 2012 campaign ad," notes The Hollywood Reporter, "while producer Mark Burnett [of 'Survivor' fame] has defended the show as 'completely non political.' " Although TLC has recorded higher viewer counts -- hi, 10 million fans of 'Jon & Kate Plus Eight'! -- 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' wins the biggest premiere award by a mile."
I read Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue: An American Life last summer, and I was fascinated by her love for her native land, and the discriptions of the Alascan wilde.
I now look forward to my after Christmas read, America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag
Go Sarah, go!