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.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

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.

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, 36, 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.