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A second look at Survivor Samoa’s final six and the jury’s pre-season interviews

Survivor Samoa airs its final Thursday episode tonight, and concludes with a two-hour finale and a one-hour reunion on Sunday. It’s time, then, to look at the remaining contestants, and see how they lived up to the strategies they outlined to me pre-season, and how much their likeablity was a predictor of their success. First, …

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Injured Russell walks again after he beats Jakob to win So You Think You Can Dance 6

A newly injured Russell Ferguson won $250,000 and the title of America’s favorite dancer on the finale of So You Think You Can Dance 6 last night. He beat runner-up Jakob Karr. Kathryn McCormick came in third, Ellenore Scott fourth, Ashleigh Di Lello fifth, and Ryan Di Lello sixth. The show almost fell apart about …

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Reality shows led in product placement in 2009, while Idol and Dancing led in the ratings

Reality shows dominated the top 10 shows in the country this year, although not in the ratings, but in product placement. The top 10 shows in the country, the only list Nielsen has released publicly so far, were led by American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, but no other reality shows cracked the top …

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