Amazing Race 13 finale ratings up

The conclusion of The Amazing Race 13, which concluded with Nick and Starr Spangler’s win, had more viewers than last season’s late-January conclusion.

CBS says that 10.57 million viewers watched, which is an increase of 8 percent over season 12’s 9.79 million.

Still, the last time the show concluded in December, it was watched by significantly more viewers: 12.9 million watched James and Tyler win The Amazing Race 10.

In other race news, as part of a mostly boring exit interview with Reality TV World, Nick and Starr said that Ken and Tina didn’t lose by much (“like 11 minutes, something like that. It was really close,” Starr said), but frat boys Dan and Andrew were extremely far behind, “[a]bout an hour-and-a-half after,” the winners said.

The Finale of “The Amazing Race 13″ Outruns “Race 12″ [CBS press release]
Exclusive: Nick and Starr Spangler dish about their ‘The Amazing Race’ win [Reality TV World]

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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