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‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ delivers best launch in TLC history

Sunday night's premiere of Sarah Palin's Alaska, the new Mark Burnett-produced series featuring the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate, racked up 4.96 million total viewers and gave TLC its best series launch ever, according to Nielsen fast nationals.
November 15, 2010

Sunday night’s premiere of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new Mark Burnett-produced series featuring the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate, racked up 4.96 million total viewers and gave TLC its best series launch ever, according to Nielsen fast nationals. Some critics have said the show seems more like a pro-Palin ad, but in an interview with The Daily Beast last week, Burnett said he believed the show was ‘completely non-political’ and that when it came to politics, ‘I’d rather be riding my bike.’

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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