NBC hungers for more ‘Dog’

Burns-hosted series averaged slighly lower than 'Idol'

NBC is hungry for more “Dog Eat Dog,” ordering an additional six episodes of the summer reality skein.

The series, which premiered June 17, has averaged 10.5 million viewers after six airings, making it one of this summer’s highest rated original series (slightly ahead of Fox’s “American Idol” but behind the first episode of the Peacock’s “Meet My Folks”).

“Dog Eat Dog” has averaged a 4.7 rating and 13 share among adults 18-49, slightly lower than “American Idol’s” 4.8/14. The show had its strongest performance to date this Monday in both 18-49 (5.1/14) and total viewers (11.30 million).

NBC had previously ordered 13 episodes of the one-hour action gamer, which is hosted by Brooke Burns (“Baywatch”).

“Dog Eat Dog” follows six players as they challenge one another to accomplish demanding stunts. Those who fail are eliminated; those who succeed are allowed to eliminate someone else. The five final players sacked compete against the lone finalist for a $25,000 pot.

“Dog” comes from NBC Studios and BBC Worldwide, both of which also collaborate on the Peacock’s “Weakest Link.” Matt Kunitz and Stuart Krasnow exec produce.

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