Survivor draws 30 million viewers.

Survivor draws 30 million viewers.
To no one’s surprise, Survivor‘s ratings again beat the other networks and set a new high. This week, about 28 million people–30 million during the second half-hour–tuned in to watch Richard fall off a plank, Dimples nearly fall on his butt, and Colleen get voted off the island.
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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.