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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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