51 million watched Rich win Survivor.

51 million watched Rich win Survivor.
Survivor‘s huge number of finale viewers made it the second-highest rated show this year besides the Super Bowl. Even though it lands in second place, for a summer show–and a CBS show, to boot–it’s “an enormous accomplishment,” the Washington Post says.
+ plus: Salon.com debates: “Richard deserved to win!” versus “No he didn’t!”

discussion by

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 37, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.