October 15, 2003 |
"Bad taste kills," flamboyant fashionista Carson Kressley scrawled on a door during a recent episode of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." Which raises the question: Can it be cured? Since its July debut on the Bravo cable channel, "Queer Eye" has plied makeovers on 11 style-challenged straight men in the New York metro area.
September 14, 2003 |
"Obviously, it's been a crazy summer," says David Collins, one of the principals at Scout, the production company behind "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." Just about any eye can see it's not going to get any more sane anytime soon. For anyone who has been spending the last two months looking at Mars rather than media outlets, "Queer Eye" (NBC/Bravo) is a bona fide smash hit.
July 26, 2003 |
"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," the most-watched show ever on Bravo, drew fair but unspectacular ratings in a special Thursday telecast on Bravo's parent network, NBC. The edited-down version attracted 6.7 million viewers, not quite matching the 8 million who watched its lead-in, a rerun of "Will & Grace," according to Nielsen Media Research. Both series came in far behind CBS' airing of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which attracted 13.3 million viewers. -- Greg Braxton
July 21, 2003 |
Continuing the flow of programs between cable and broadcast networks, a condensed version of Bravo's makeover show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" will repeat Thursday on NBC, following "Will & Grace." NBC owns Bravo, which delivered record ratings last week by its admittedly modest standards with the program's premiere. More than 1.6 million people watched the show -- about five times the cable channel's average second-quarter audience, based on Nielsen Media Research estimates.