This is America. Home of the brave, the free, and, apparently, the reality TV connoisseurs. Despite the fact that the Republican National Convention aired in the same timeslot on Fox News, TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo dominated the ratings on Wednesday night, hitting a series high and besting all other shows in the advertiser-coveted demo of viewers 18-49.

Do we, perhaps, have a new Jersey Shore on our hands?

Fox News' televised coverage of the RNC pulled in a 1.2 in the Nielsen's, just shy of Honey Boo Boo's 1.3 - impressive for cable television in its own right. Maybe they should have brought Clint Eastwood and his weird speech on a day early - after all, that guy even upstaged Mitt Romney.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]