56,026 paid for Big Brother 2 feeds.

56,026 paid for Big Brother 2 feeds.
CBS and Real are ecstatic about the number of people who paid to watch Big Brother 2‘s live feeds; in addition to the 56,026 who paid specifically for the show, the two companies say that 41,814 people who had Real Gold passes accessed the feeds, bringing the online audience to just under 100,000. The network says the promotion “exceeded our expectations,” and is looking for other ways to offer paid content online–including for Survivor.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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