Bachelor 3 had “smallest audience average ever for the final episode.”

Bachelor 3 had “smallest audience average ever for the final episode.”
Despite Andrew Firestone’s last name and status, The Bachelor 3‘s finale had “the smallest audience average ever for the final episode of any edition of “The Bachelor/Bachelorette,” according to The Washington Post. The show’s first half hour had 12.5 million viewers, and about 17.5 million watched the second half hour, and it won the hour among 18- to 49-year-olds. That’s compared to 18 million for the first season’s finale, 26 million for the second season’s finale, and 20 million for The Bachelorette‘s finale.
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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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