Beauty and the Geek 3 finale watched by 4.2 million, its biggest audience yet

The finale of Beauty and the Geek 3 aired Wednesday, and Megan and Scooter won $250,000. They were awarded the money by the eliminated beauties and geeks, who cast votes for them instead of Nate and CeCe.

On that night, 4.2 million people watched, making the episode “the highest rated finale ever for the series,” the CW said in a press release. Its high ratings also came among viewers ages 18 to 34, women 18 to 34, adults 18 to 49, women 18 to 49. That’s a 14 percent increase in overall viewers, and a 12 percent increase among adults ages 18 to 49.

The CW also said that the show “ranked second in the hour in the target demos of adults 18-34 and women 18-34, behind only Fox.”

The Big Finish! “Beauty and the Geek” Posts Best Finale Ever [The CW press release]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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