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slurping brings Joe Millionaire’s largest audience yet: 20.3 million viewers.

slurping brings Joe Millionaire’s largest audience yet: 20.3 million viewers. Monday night’s Joe Millionaire brought the series its largest audience yet. More than 20 million people, an increase of 1.5 million from last week, tuned in to watch a subtitled sexual encounter between Sarah and Evan. Along with American Idol 2, the show’s episode last …

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reality TV’s success may lead to “end to the traditional television season.”

reality TV’s success may lead to “end to the traditional television season.” The latest round of successful reality TV shows–from Joe Millionaire to American Idol 2–“will drastically alter the economics of the business itself,” the New York Times reports. Among the changes that could be precipitated by reality TV’s success: “an end to the traditional …

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company to produce Idol toys, makeup.

company to produce Idol toys, makeup. And the commercialism continues, now with a line of American Idol toys, including stationery and makeup for kids. Within weeks, Jakks Pacific will begin distributing branded “cosmetics, body gels, stationery, binders and other school and beauty supplies,” the LA Daily News reports. The company also produces WWE-branded products.

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