Reality TV Hot 30

Leading series and franchises, June 2015-May 2016
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Listed here are the 30 highest-rated basic-cable reality-TV series, in terms of total day, between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016, per Nielsen data; compiled with assistance from Laila Abuelhawa.

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1. Talking Dead

Network: AMC

Producers: AMC, Embassy Row

Genre: Interview/Talk-Entertainment

Total viewers (000s): 6,320

Male audience: 50%

Female audience: 50%

2. Gold Rush

Network: Discovery Channel

Producer: Raw Television

Genre: Documentary-Other

Total viewers (000s): 5,456

Male audience: 66%

Female audience: 34%

3. Alaskan Bush People

Network: Discovery Channel

Producer: Park Slope Productions

Genre: Documentary-Other

Total viewers (000s): 4,607

Male audience: 54%

Female audience: 46%

4. Fixer Upper

Network: HGTV

Producer: High Noon Entertainment

Genre: Reality TV

Total viewers (000s): 4,373

Male audience: 32%

Female audience: 68%

5. The Curse of Oak Island

Network: History

Producers: Prometheus Entertainment, History, Oak Island Tours, Tell Tale Productions

Genre: Reality TV

Total viewers (000s): 3,952

Male audience: 61%

Female audience: 39%

6. Naked and Afraid XL

Network: Discovery Channel

Producer: Renegade 83 Entertainment

Genre: Documentary-Other

Total viewers (000s): 3,837

Male audience: 54%

Female audience: 46%

7. Real Housewives of Atlanta

Network: Bravo

Producer: True Entertainment

Genre: Series-Reality

Total viewers (000s): 3,825

Male audience: 24%

Female audience: 76%

8. Alaska: The Last Frontier

Network: Discovery Channel

Producer: Discovery Studios

Genre: Documentary-Other

Total viewers (000s): 3,711

Male audience: 54%

Female audience: 46%

9. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Season 4

Network: VH1

Producers: Monami Entertainment; Eastern

Genre: Music-Other

Total viewers (000s): 3,677

Male audience: 28%

Female audience: 72%

10. Deadliest Catch

Network: Discovery Channel

Producers: Discovery Network, Original Productions

Genre: Documentary-Other

Total viewers (000s): 3,416

Male audience: 61%

Female audience: 39%

11. Love & Hip Hop, Season 6

Network: VH1

Producers: Monami Entertainment; Eastern

Genre: Music-Other

Total viewers (000s): 3,391

Male audience: 28%

Female audience: 72%

12. Project Runway

Network: Lifetime

Producers: Bravo Cable, Bunim-Murray Productions, Full Picture, Magical Elves Productions, Miramax, The Weinstein Co.

Genre: Game Show

Total viewers (000s): 3,373

Male audience: 20%

Female audience: 80%

13. Duck Dynasty Network: A&E

Producer: Gurney Productions

Genre: Documentary-Other

Total viewers (000s): 3,345

Male audience: 51%

Female audience: 49%

14. Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Season 2

Network: VH1

Producer: Monami Entertainment

Genre: Music-Other

Total viewers (000s): 3,287

Male audience: 28%

Female audience: 72%

15. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Season 5

Network: VH1

Producer: Monami Entertainment

Genre: Music-Other

Total viewers (000s): 3,181

Male audience: 28%

Female audience: 72%

16. American Pickers

Network: History

Producers: Cineclipse Productions, History

Genre: Documentary-Other

Total viewers (000s): 3,147

Male audience: 62%

Female audience: 38%

17. Food Network Star, Season 11

Network: Food Network

Producers: CBS Eye Productions, Triage Entertainment

Genre: Game Show

Total viewers (000s): 3086

Male audience: 30%

Female audience: 70%

18. Teen Mom, Season 5

Network: MTV

Producer: 11th Street Productions

Genre: Reality TV

Total viewers (000s): 3,085

Male audience: 25%

Female audience: 75%

19. Mountain Men

Network: History

Producer: Warm Springs Productions

Genre: Reality TV

Total viewers(000s): 3,078

Male audience: 63%

Female audience: 37%

20. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Network: Bravo

Producer: Evolution Media

Genre: Series-Reality

Total viewers (000s): 3,043

Male audience: 20%

Female audience: 80%

21. Teen Mom 2: Season 6

Network: MTV

Producer: 11th Street Productions

Genre: Reality TV

Total viewers (000s): 3,005

Male audience: 23%

Female audience: 77%

22. Street Outlaws

Network: Discovery Channel

Producer: Pilgrim Studios

Genre: Documentary-Other

Total viewers (000s): 2,982

Male audience: 71%

Female audience: 29%

23. Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Network: E!

Producers: Ryan Seacrest Productions, Bunim-Murray Productions

Genre: General Variety

Total viewers (000s): 2,963

Male audience: 22%

Female audience: 78%

24. Real Housewives of Orange County

Network: Bravo

Producers: Dunlop Entertainment, Evolution Film & Tape, Kaufman Films

Genre: Series-Reality

Total viewers (000s): 2,856

Male audience: 17%

Female audience: 83%

25. Fast n’ Loud

Network: Discovery Channel

Producers: Coolfire Originals, Pilgrim Studios

Genre: Reality TV

Total viewers (000s): 2,835

Male audience: 72%

Female audience: 28%

26. Naked and Afraid

Network: Discovery Channel

Producer: Renegade 83

Genre: Documentary-Other

Total viewers (000s): 2,758

Male audience: 54%

Female audience: 46%

27. Worst Cooks in America, Season 8

Network: Food Network

Producer: Optomen Productions

Genre: Game Show

Total viewers (000s): 2,613

Male audience: 33%

Female audience: 67%

28. Swamp People

Network: History Channel

Producer: Original Media

Genre: Documentary-Action

Total viewers (000s): 2,608

Male audience: 59%

Female audience: 41%

29. 60 Days In

Network: A&E

Producer: Lucky 8

Genre: Documentary

Total viewers (000s): 2,597

Male audience: 44%

Female audience: 56%

30. Black Ink Crew, Season 3

Network: VH1

Producer: Big Fish Entertainment

Genre: Reality TV

Total viewers (000s): 2,569

Male audience: 28%

Female audience: 72%

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