Sunday Contender lands in fourth place.

Sunday Contender lands in fourth place.
The Contender‘s first outing in its regular time slot drew fewer viewers than its other airings did, leading the show to place fourth in its time slot Sunday night. It “drew 6.7 million viewers overall and a meager 2.7 rating for NBC’s target audience of adults aged 18 to 49,” according to Reuters. Last week, the Monday evening episode was watched by 8.1 million people, while 8.9 million tuned in Thursday night. NBC is confident, though, as “officials said the show’s Sunday ratings were still a smidgen higher than they expected and improved slightly on the season average established by its predecessor in the 8-9 p.m. time slot, family drama ‘American Dreams.'”

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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