The fourth episode of Honey Boo Boo pulled in just shy of 3 million viewers at 10 p.m., according to Nielsen overnight ratings, growing 30 percent from last week's 2.3 million haul. In the demo, Honey Boo Boo did even better.
The half-hour series' showing among adults 18-49 bested all other cable outings for the night -- including coverage of the Republican National Convention -- to pull a 1.3 rating.
Okay now I will admit that for the most part the GOP convention was a giant snoozefest, with the notable exception of Clint Eastwood's losing argument with an empty chair. But for something like this televised child abuse and neglect to have beaten them in the ratings says horrible things about our country.
I mean it is NOT like coverage of the convention lost in the ratings war against a well written quality television show, it lost against something that just about ANYBODY living in a trailer park in Alabama can watch just by looking out their window.
So like I said, either the Republican party is so uninteresting that it can't attract viewers away from watching a snot nosed little brat verbally abuse her family, or the IQ of the average American viewer is just about equivalent to the IQ of a bowl of Tapioca pudding.
Either way, it ain't good news.