26 million watched the Bachelor 2’s finale, beating American Idol’s finale.

26 million watched the Bachelor 2’s finale, beating American Idol’s finale.
The Bachelor 2‘s finale was watched by 26 million people, “ABC’s biggest Wednesday audience for any entertainment program in more than three years,” the LA Times reports. Nearly three-quarters of the viewers were women, and more than three million more people watched it than American Idol‘s Sept. finale. The two-hour finale easily beat NBC’s The West Wing and CBS’ Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (which was apparently watched only by people who like to complain.
+ also: Helene doesn’t plan to move yet.
+ and: “A prediction: Aaron and Helene will never get married.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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