Big Brother 10 finale ratings up from season 9, down from 8

Ratings for Big Brother 10 rebounded from last spring’s pathetic edition, but didn’t rebound to match last summer’s ratings.

Overall, 7.63 million people watched Dan beat Memphis with the first-ever unanimous vote. In comparison, the spring season’s finale was watched by 6.39 million viewers, while last summer’s 10th season finale had an audience of 8.5 million.

While the finale ratings are “this edition’s best numbers,” according to Variety, the show didn’t do as well relative to other shows. It came in third place during the 9 p.m. hour, and among viewers 18 to 49, it was “4th for the hour,” TV By the Numbers reports.

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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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