CBS finally reveals jury’s votes

CBS.com has updated the voting history page of its Survivor Cook Islands for the second time this week, this time to add the jury’s votes.

Ozzy received votes from Parvati, Nate, Jenny, and Rebecca. Yul received votes from Sundra, Adam, Jonathan, Candice, and Brad. That was the vote distribution that Yul assumed, with Sundra voting for him.

Meanwhile, Yul tells TV Guide that he “thought [the final vote] would be a toss-up, which it ultimately ended up being. I don’t think I could say I deserved it more than [Ozzy] did. I think that with any other season or any other group of jurors, he very well could have won and would have very much deserved it. I think it came down to people’s preferences: Do people appreciate the strategic game play and the social side of it, or the physical-challenge side of it? In my case, just barely a majority ended up favoring the strategic side.”

Voting History [CBS]
Yul’s Tidings: The Survivor Cook Islands Champ Speaks Out! [TV Guide]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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