More people watched Bachelorette reunion than the actual finale

The Bachelorette 4‘s finale last night, during which DeAnna Pappas accepted Jesse’ marriage proposal, was watched by an average of 9.5 million viewers. Just under two million smart people only tuned in for the last half-hour, which was watched by 11.2 million people.

Strangely, the After the Final Rose special at 10, which pre-empted The Mole and which I skipped, was watched by a greater number of viewers on average: 10 million tuned in. That made it “the night’s top-rated program,” according to Variety.

Still, all of that’s down from the average of 15 million who watched the third Bachelorette‘s finale, although that was five years ago.

‘Bachelorette’ finale fuels ABC [Variety]

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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