So how many of you tuned in to watch the season premiere of Alaskan Bush People last weekened? Was it all of you? Because it turns out that the Discovery Channel show’s first episode of Season 8 was actually that Sunday night’s #1 unscripted cable telecast across P/M 25-54. Not only that, it was also the #1 cable telecast for men ages 18-49 in general. Like, more adult men were watching the Brown family figure out their new lives in Washington state than literally anything else on cable. Which is wild! You guys know that the Kardashians are also on that night, right?

Still, the new season has apparently captivated fans. While Keeping Up with the Kardashians‘ premiere may have been the #1 social reality premiere when it debuted earlier this month, it was fueled by a whole fake Twitter fight between the sisters as the show was airing. While ABP has its own share of potentially fake drama, it didn’t need to rely on any of that to rake in the viewers last weekend. And, TBH, we’re just in awe. 

Sure, we knew that we cared about the Browns — keeping up with Rain Brown‘s newest short hair cut, Noah Brown‘s transition from guy who fake dates an actress to actually married man, and lusting after Bam Bam Brown — but we didn’t realize that so many other people were that invested in the reality TV show family. You guys know this show may not be real, right? Patriarch of the family Billy Brown hasn’t even fully disclosed all of his family members, including another secret daughter in addition to the one he “reunited” with on-screen. 

Fake drama or not, though, we get it. Between Bear Brown‘s “extreme” antics and the whole WTF general nature of the show, we’re pretty obsessed. And it seems like everyone else is, too. 

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