The rating for the second episode of VH1's "The T.O. Show" Monday was exactly the same as the rating for the premiere in Western New York and close to the same nationally.
The much-improved, comical July 27 episode, which followed Buffalo Bills receiver Terrell Owens and his publicist/friend Kita Williams at a local restaurant, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Maid of the Mist and a Canadian bed and breakfast, had a 3.4 rating locally. That represents 3.4 percent of area households. Nationally the episode had a 1.11 rating, which was in the ballpark of the 1.2 rating for the premiere. That's a good sign for a reality show.
Of course, the combined audience for the episode is much larger than the first viewing because VH1 constantly repeats its reality shows.
I went out of town for a few days after I gave the episode a positive review. Since my return, I've heard some positive word-of-mouth about the episode from friends and family members who don't take it seriously and realize that many aspects of reality shows are staged.
If you've seen the episode, what did you think of it?
-- Alan Pergament