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'Siberia' TV Show NBC Premiere Opens to 'Real or Fake' Twitter Debate & Poor Ratings [VIDEO]

'Siberia', a TV show about a reality show-gone-wrong debuted Monday night at 10 p.m. on NBC with many viewers confused about whether or not it was real.

By Kevin Jacobsen, EnStars on Jul 02, 2013 02:27 PM EDT
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NBC's new summer drama series 'Siberia' (Photo : Video Screenshot)

Siberia, a TV show about a reality show-gone-wrong, debuted Monday night at 10 p.m. on NBC with many viewers confused about whether or not it was real.

Siberia combines the mystery elements of Lost with the 16 strangers stranded element of Survivor, filmed in the style of a reality show. The trick is that the show is actually a drama series with all of the "contestants" and the "host" being played by actors. For those who simply tuned it under the assumption that they were watching a survival reality show, reactions were mixed.

One Twitter user commented, "Is Siberia tv show for real??!!...I think they're messing with us, psychological" while another tweeted, "The Hunger Games just became reality on the new tv show ‪#Siberia". Many tweeted that it was the worst show they'd ever seen, with the primary reason being "it's so fake."

Near the end of the episode one of the "contestants" dies, leaving many Twitter users flabbergasted. One said, "Watching someone die on the tv show Siberia is unreal but terrible" while another said "wait, what the f---.... I am watching the TV show Siberia' and one of the contestants died. Is this legit? wtf."

One tweeter expressed genuine shock at the turn of events, tweeting, "A dude seriously died on the TV show Siberia!! That f-ing crazy!!!! ‪#nationalTV ‪#Siberia"

Despite enthusiastic/angry tweets sent out during the show's airing, Siberia got very low ratings nationwide. A meager 3.2 million viewers watched the series premiere, coming in last in its 10 p.m. timeslot. The CBS smash hit Under the Dome handily beat the show, getting 11.5 million viewers for its second episode. ABC soap drama Mistresses narrowly beat it with 3.8 million viewers.

Though summer shows are often less viewed than shows premiering in the fall or spring, 3.2 million is still a low number in comparison to the competition. It remains to be seen if NBC will continue airing Siberia, but it is scheduled to air its second episode next Monday at 10 p.m.

Watch the first episode in full here:

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