Survivor rules, but NBC still wins sweeps week one.

Survivor rules, but NBC still wins sweeps week one.
The debut of the XFL helped NBC to a likely week one sweeps victory over CBS and the other networks, despite the fact that Survivor 2 easily beat NBC’s 40-minute Friends.
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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.