Jenna says win “was completely a shock”; 18.6 million watched.

Jenna says win “was completely a shock”; 22.3 million watched.
Jenna Morasca says her record 6 to 1 Survivor Amazon win “was completely a shock”–especially the vote from Christy. Jenna told the Post-Gazette that she talked to Christy at the reunion, thanked her for her vote and said, “Christy, I may not have made as much of an effort [to get to know you] as I should have, and I don’t think you did with me, either. Let’s just throw that out the window and start over.” On The Early Show Monday, Jenna confronted her critics, and Rob and Matt discussed their third- and second-place standings. Sunday night’s finale was watched by 22.3 million viewers, down slightly from the 24.4 million who watched the finale of Survivor Thailand last fall.

+ also: betting site says finale proved insider trading; CBS says “gamblers get lucky sometimes” and asks for proof.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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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.