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.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

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Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

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