Viewers increase by 53 percent for third-season debut of Kathy Griffin’s show

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List‘s third season premiere was watched by 1.023 million viewers, a 53 percent increase from the second season’s 670,000, according to a Bravo press release.

Among viewers 18 to 49, the show has “a 77 percent increase over the season two premiere,” increasing from 402,000 to 713,000 viewers.

Interestingly, Kathy’s stand-up special, which preceded the series debut, was watched by fewer viewers. A total of 872,000 watched, which was more than watched her last special (652,000), but far less than tuned in the next hour for the series. Clearly, more people want to see Kathy Griffin at home than want to watch her comedy.

Bravo’s ‘Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List’ Season Three Premiere Sets Record Ratings and Series High with More than One Million Total Viewers [Bravo press release]

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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