Amazing Race 16’s finale was its lowest-rated ever

The Amazing Race 16 had the series’ lowest-rated finale ever, after last fall’s race had significantly higher finale ratings than usual.

An average of 10.63 million people watched, up slightly from a year ago, when 10.43 million watched Victor and Tammy win. CBS notes that’s up 340,000 viewers from last week, but among young viewers ages 18 to 49, its “rating was down 3% from last week to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, its lowest finale rating ever,” according to TV By the Numbers.

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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