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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Got Better Ratings Than the Republican National Convention

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You know what's a lot more interesting than watching conservative blowhards congratulate themselves on their hard work and make theoretical plans to take over the world? Watching a family of self-proclaimed rednecks adopt pigs, frolic in mud and support one another through thick and thin.

And that is why TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" got better ratings last night than the Republican National Convention. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the fourth episode of the TV show starring 6-year-old Alana -- a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo -- and her crazy Georgia family drew almost 3 million viewers, followed by Fox News' coverage of the RNC, which drew about 1.2 million viewers.

THR notes that aggregate coverage of the RNC beat "Honey Boo Boo," but still. Good to know that this country has its priorities in order.