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American Inventor opens phones for voting and is even more boring than usual

American Inventor aired its “finale” episode tonight, and the phone lines opened so viewers could vote for the four finalists: Ed Hall, with Word Ace; Janusz Liberkowski, with Anecia, the spherical safety seat; Francisco Patino, with the Double Traction Bike, and Erik Thompson, with The Catch, the receiver’s training pole. Thankfully, this Simon Cowell-produced disaster …

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American Inventor debut draws 14.2 million viewers, gives ABC a win among 18- to 49-year-olds

The first two-hour episode of American Inventor may have been slow, but it pulled in record audiences for ABC. Of course, it’s ABC, so the records aren’t exactly that spectacular, but the show gave ABC “its first in-season primetime ratings victory on the night (excluding sports) in more than three years,” Variety reports. The debut …

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