God’s intervention brings Survivor its most viewers since last December

Survivor‘s Jesus-fest episode earned the show its highest ratings since last December’s penultimate episode of Survivor Nicaragua.

While the show didn’t have much competition–other networks aired mostly repeats including Fox, which aired Glee repeats instead of the World Series–Survivor is on fire this season, and has managed to avoid its usual mid-season slump.

The show won its time slot with 11.79 million viewers, which was “its largest audience since last December’s Survivor: Nicaragua,” CBS said in a press release, noting that it also had its “best adult 18-49 rating since its initial episode.”

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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