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.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.