Survivor Amazon was most-watched show with its highest ratings in a year.

Survivor Amazon was most-watched show with its highest ratings in a year.
Last week Survivor Amazon was watched by 23.33 million viewers, making that episode both the number one show last week and the “franchise’s biggest audience in a year,” the LA Times reports. Reality TV shows did well overall last week; every network’s number one show was a reality TV show. That included the finale of I’m a Celebrity–Get Me Out of Here on ABC, which was watched by 11 million viewers. ABC’s The Family didn’t do as well; its debut “premiered down at 51, attracting just 9 million” viewers, E! Online reports. American Idol 2‘s two episodes were the third and fourth most popular shows last week with around 18 million viewers each.

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.

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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, 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.