The debut of the Discovery Channel’s Blade Brothers reality-ish show was overshadowed by the 60/60/24 news coverage of the evolving Boston Bomber shootout and manhunt. Todd Begg and bros. have nothing to be ashamed of: hardly anyone was watching anything that wasn’t a live newscast that day.
I was one of those people transfixed by the Boston coverage, but Discovery is giving us another chance by running two Blade Bros episodes back-to-back this Friday. As long as ass-clown Jihadists don’t blow anything up, I might give Blade Brothers a try this week.
Blade Brothers still pulled down 1.153 million viewers in its 10:00 EST premiere, which beat out most other reality-based cable offerings. According to Nielsen, it was only beaten by Sons of Guns, Say Yes To The Dress, and I Found The Gown. What’s with all the clothing shows? Apparently the TLC show “I Shit My Pants” didn’t do as well as expected and won’t be renewed.