FOX wins week for the first time thanks to Joe M. and American Idol 2.

FOX wins week for the first time thanks to Joe M. and American Idol 2.
For the first time in the history of the network, FOX has won the week–without the help of sports and in the regular season. That’s due largely to Joe Millionaire, last week’s sixth most popular show, and American Idol 2‘s two episodes, last week’s third and fifth most popular shows. Still, the top two shows last week were still scripted shows, CSI and Friends, and ER was fourth.
+ also: Monday’s ratings for Joe Millionaire were “a series high.”

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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