According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians style A&E show Hasselhoffs premiered to disappointing ratings on Sunday night:
The 10 p.m. deubt of Hasselhoffs delivered only 718,000 viewers, with the audience shrinking considerably for the second half-hour episode at 10:30 p.m., with 505,000 viewers.
By comparison, A&E’s most recent reality series debut, Storage Wars, drew 2 million viewers. Must be a tad tough on The Hoff’s ego to get trumped by a show about storage units.
Hasselhoffs drew somewhat negative reviews from critics, too — with pans from the Washington Post (“dull and transparently desperate”) and LA Times.
Also in reality TV ratings news, the on-and-off-again love affair with Sarah Palin’s Alaska is back off. After a record-setting debut on TLC, SPAlaska‘s ratings crashed in the second week, and then rebounded for week three. In week four–noteworthy for Palin killing a caribou–viewers bailed again, with ratings off 20 percent.
Next Sunday, Palin teams up with Kate Gosselin for a reality show mashup that might boost SPAlaska‘s numbers.
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