VH1's "Flavor of Love" is year's top basic cable show

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Flavor of Love Tops the Charts
By Anne Becker 

VH1's Flavor of Love 2 finale yielded ratings as gold as the grille of
its star, Flavor Flav. The 90-minute episode at 10 p.m. Oct. 15 posted
VH1's best ratings ever and ranked as the top show of the night and
the top non-sports telecast in basic cable for the year with 7.52
million total viewers and a 4.6 rating in the 18-49 demo, according to
Nielsen Media Research.

Flavor's second season finale more than doubled its season premiere,
which averaged 3.3 million total viewers Aug. 6 and ranked as the most
watched season premiere in the network's history. 
And now VH1's spreading the Love to iTunes, offering both seasons one
and two for the first time through the iTunes Music Store for $1.99 an
episode. The show has proven a hit for VH1 on its own broadband site,
VSPOT, posting a new daily record for a single show with 1.1 million
streams Oct. 16. Starting today, VH1 is also now selling episodes
fellow "celebreality" series Hogan Knows Best, Breaking Bonaduce and
Strange Love on iTunes.

Flavor helped VH1 average nearly double its third quarter audience,
with an average 1.22 million total viewers in prime for the week
ending Oct. 15. The week's most viewed basic cable networks were ESPN
with 3.15 million total viewers in prime, non-ad-supported Disney with
2.88 million, USA with 2.44 million and TNT with 2.02 mil
So, Flavor of Love can as many viewers as Studio 60.  This must be one of 
the signs of the apocalypse.
Well if the apocalypse is coming we might as well have a few laughs
before it happens.  The finale was PERFECT...and the "reunion show"
next Sunday promises to be even more fun...nothing like seeing chicks
pulling each others hair out and talkin' smack!

BTW...if you think Flavor of Love 2 is a sign of the apocalypse then
the 3rd installment/spin-off "Flavorette" which features New York as
the intended "love object" means the end of the entire universe.  Just
for fun I'll check in to see how many gay male models signed up to vie
for New York's affections (they may just like her since she does look
like a transvestite anyway).

And here's another sign:

While "Studio 60" hit a ratings low for the season thus far, "Deal or No 
Deal" has gained viewership and has hit its ratings high for the season 
thus far.  There are many reasons for this:

Anya, Aubrie, Brooke, Claudia, Janelle, Jill, Kasie, Katie, Kelly, 
Lauren, Leyla, Lindsay, Lisa, Marisa, Megan, Mylinda, Patricia, Pilar, 
Sara, Stacey, Ursula, etc.
I really hope for your sake that you had to look those names up.