Finale of Jon & Kate Plus Eight draws 4.32 million

Jon & Kate Plus Eight‘s finale rebounded from its fall ratings slide, but didn’t come close to reaching the peak of 10 million viewers that watched their divorce announcement episode in late May.

Overall, 4.318 million viewers watched, according to TV By the Numbers. The New York Times notes that “the program was drawing between one and two million viewers this fall.”

That 4.318 million viewers is almost as many viewers as Jay Leno had on NBC at 10 p.m., 4.54 million, although Leno is far more depressing.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 series finale averages 4.32 million viewers [TV By the Numbers]
A Big Crowd for ‘Jon & Kate’ Finale [New York Times]

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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