despite last place debut, Surreal Life 2 debut sets record ratings for The WB.

despite last place debut, Surreal Life 2 debut sets record ratings for The WB.
Despite coming in last during its time slot, The Surreal Life 2 debut “posted impressive ratings for the WB, even setting network records in a few demographic categories” and “was a rare bit of good news for a network that has suffered an alarming drop-off this season in young viewers, an audience it typically owns,” The Contra Costa Times reports. Those numbers may or may not have been hurt by the series’ “extra character”–Ron Jeremy’s 9.75-inch penis–which Eric Estrada tells Zap2it.com he saw. Trishelle, however, didn’t see it. Maybe that’s because she was too busy hooking up with Andy Dick.

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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