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Viewership numbers in on ‘Are You Tougher?’ as date for next episode nears

More than 439,000 households tuned in to the premiere of Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? on Monday, meaning 439,000 homes got a firsthand look at the excitement Scouting offers boys and girls.

(Read my recap and review of the first episode.)

Tougher represents positive marketing you can’t pay for, and it’s a great start for the show. I’m told the numbers are better than the National Geographic Channel usually gets for that timeslot. But with five new episodes still to come, now’s no time to celebrate.

Tell everyone you know to tune in for an all-new episode at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Central) on Monday (March 11), and let’s keep those viewership numbers strong.

The episode, called “Ninja Scouts,” will introduce us to Lee, a former Marine; Paul, who feels guilty for dropping out as a teen; and David, who left Scouts three badges shy of Eagle. The first challenge will have Scouts and adults rappelling off a bridge before rafting down Class III rapids.

Which of these adults, if any, will be Tougher Than a Boy Scout? I can’t wait to find out.

Related links

“We’ve only joust begun”: My Episode 1 recap/review

ToughScout.com, the BSA’s official page about the show

National Geographic Channel’s official page about the show

8 Comments on Viewership numbers in on ‘Are You Tougher?’ as date for next episode nears

  1. How do they count viewers?
    Does the cable box “know” or is it a “Nelson” type survey?

    • Nielsen

      • Some people have special Nielsen cable boxes installed to record what shows they watch.

  2. Excellent! It was a good show and I am looking forward to seeing it again this Monday. Good job!

  3. I think a better question is out of those 439,000 homes, how many were NON Scout? That is the true purpose of the BSA allowing this, no?

    Great content in the first episode, though I am not to impressed with the format. Too much like a lot of different reality shows with the voting off and stuff. I was hoping that there would be a fresh new format. Maybe have the Scouts /Adults compete over the course of a few episodes much like a decathlon.

  4. Mark Baumgardner // March 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm // Reply

    If we don’t have that channel, can we view the last episode somewhere else?

  5. Scott Johnson // March 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm // Reply

    by the way – the sites below show tough minded scouts sweating … looking prety damn serious … the show is NOT that way … and the kid on the web page for the scout site – never saw him on the show … oh well

    Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 19:01:29 +0000 To: scoutsj@hotmail.com

  6. When/where will the past episodes be posted? I don’t have cable, but want to watch. What ever happened to the TV show Scouting Adventures on the Outdoor Channel?

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