Who Do You Think You Are? Reba McEntire Ratings

Ratings for Who Do You Think You Are?

The overnight ratings for Season 3 Episode 4 of Who Do You Think You Are? with Reba McEntire have been posted over at Zap 2 It – TV by the numbers.

The total viewers for the episode were 7.60 million, with a 1.5 Rating and a 5 Share for the key 18-49 demographic. The episode ranked 2nd in its time slot and 4th for the overall evening ranking.

Wow! A big improvement over the downward trend we’ve seen since the premiere of Season 3 of WDYTYA.  The number of viewers rose by over 33% since last week and the 18-49 demographic rating was up a whopping 50%.

This is more amazing given the fact that many cities in the Ohio Valley and the South were under tornado watches most of the evening and many local stations opted to show weather updates instead of regular programming.

There are seven more episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? left this season – let’s hope that the huge ratings jump last night is the start of an upward trend.


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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

5 thoughts on “Who Do You Think You Are? Reba McEntire Ratings

  1. That’s amazing, since a great number of her fans probably missed the show due to the horrible weather here in TN, KY, AL, etc. Nashville station showed the episode in between tornado updates!

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  3. Took me awhile to see the episode I DVRd. Overall an enjoyable episode but I was very disappointed that they didn’t mention what those other websites Reba visited were. Even if they were local databases, it would have reminded/educated viewers such local databases exist.

    Uneducated viewers might actually have assumed they were returning to Ancestry.com, which would have been very misleading.

    I wonder if part of Ancestry.com’s commercial sponsoring agreement with WDYTYA prohibits them from mentioning other genealogy websites.

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