Survivor Palau premiere’s 23.66 million viewers improves on Vanuatu debut.

Survivor Palau premiere’s 23.66 million viewers improves on Vanuatu debut.
About 23.6 million viewers tuned in to the debut of Survivor Palau, an increase of about 3.5 million from the premiere of Survivor Vanuatu. Last season had the worst opening in the series’ history, so these numbers are a definite improvement. Compared to other seasons, it “was the most watched ‘Survivor’ premiere (excluding post-Super Bowl airings) since ‘Survivor: Africa’ in 2001,” Zap2it.com reports.

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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