Amish in the City gives UPN its best Wed. ratings (5.4 million) since 2001.

Amish in the City gives UPN its best Wed. ratings (5.4 million) since 2001.
On Wednesday, 5.4 million people tuned in to watch two hours of Amish in the City on UPN. That’s “the network’s best Wednesday performance since November 2001,” reports, and “more than double what UPN has averaged on Wednesday nights this summer.” Among adults 18 to 49, and among adults 18 to 31, UPN was ahead of all three major networks and The WB, coming in second behind FOX. That network has Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie to thank; The Simple Life 2 was number one in all major demographics. Over on NBC, the finale of Next Action Star came in fifth place, according to Broadcasting and Cable. UPN is repeating Amish in the City tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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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