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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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Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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