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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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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