Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is #1 in Ratings

Jamie Oliver Dishes Up a Ratings Win

Yay!  We voted with our remote!  Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution was number one for its time slot, beating out all competitors, including the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  Over 7.5 million Americans sat down and watched the 9:00 pm EDT episode last Friday on ABC.

From TV By the Numbers:

  • Food Revolution beat Dateline by 1 million viewers.
  • Food Revolution “emerged as Friday’s definitive #1 TV series telecast in viewers and young adults.”
  • Food Revolution “produced ABC’s highest adult 18 – 49 series numbers in the Friday 9:00 – 10:00 pm time period in well over three years ~ since December 29, 2006.”
  • Food Revolution was the highest Friday night premiere (returning or new) in more than four years, since February 2006!

This is amazingly good news.  Americans have an opportunity to build on what Jamie Oliver and Michelle Obama and thousands of grassroots people have started.  Please continue to watch the show and vote with your remote.  What would you like to do in your community?

Here’s a recap of Episode 1 and Episode 2.

Thanks to @SomMetroMan for showing me the numbers. :-)

Lisa

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.

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5 Responses to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is #1 in Ratings

  1. Erin Elberson March 30, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    That is awesome! I have very high hopes that the show will help increase awareness. After awareness, then we can work on education and change. One step at a time….

  2. Kimberly March 31, 2010 at 7:10 am #

    This country needs to get on the healthy track. Obesity is a HUGE concern, (no pun intended). If it takes a Brit to get us on the right track, so be it. Moderation is the key. You don’t have to starve yourself or give up your favorite foods, just cut back a little.

    More celebrities need to step up to the health challenge. You don’t have to starve yourself or go broke to stay healthy.

  3. Hiroshi March 31, 2010 at 10:47 am #

    Erin is right. After awareness, the education must follow. There is a misconception that healthy food is costly. I believe it is totally opposite; prepared food (with, I might say, all the bad preservatives, etc.) is actually more expensive (per pound served basis). I believe the foremost important thing and challenge is how to educate people to change/modify their eating in healthier ways. It starts at home. Parents need to be educated. Some parents never been exposed to home cooking meals and of course their children do not know any better. The TV show really showed the trend. The changes are all in the hands of parents.

  4. Lisa Johnson March 31, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Hiroshi, thanks so much for your comments. You might want to look at my post for today about how to get high-end groceries for low-end prices … http://bit.ly/beQfNT. The other big thing that people forget about is portion size. If we buy the appropriate portion sizes we save tons of money right there!

    Thanks for stopping by.

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