Last Comic Standing 4 finale was the lowest-rated episode of the season

The continually declining ratings for Last Comic Standing 4 fell even more on Wednesday night, when NBC aired the show’s fluff-filled finale.

Among viewers 18 to 49, the finale “was down 22 percent from its season-long 3.6 average, and it dipped 36 percent from the 2004 edition’s finale,” according to Media Life.

The magazine motes the show has “been faltering for weeks, failing to show a week-to-week increase for nine straight weeks.” But for some ridiculous reason, the finale aired on a different night and at a different time than usual, and also aired opposite So You Think You Can Dance.

A yukless finale for NBC’s ‘Last Comic’ [Media Life Magazine]

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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