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]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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