ratings: Fame, For Love or Money, TAR4 do well, Top Model does not.

ratings: Fame, For Love or Money, TAR4 do well, Top Model does not.
Last week’s ratings are in, and the new batch of reality TV shows had solid ratings. With 10.55 million viewers, Fame landed at number 13 for the week; right behind it was The Amazing Race 4, which was watched by 9.94 million. Over on UPN, the second episode of America’s Next Top Model was watched by 3.2 million viewers. And on Monday, the debut of NBC’s For Love or Money came in second place during its time slot with an average of 10.2 million viewers.
+ also: American Juniors debuts with 11.7 million viewers, the highest debut so far this summer.
+ plus: ” some agents and producers have noticed shrinking casting pools for” reality TV shows.

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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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.