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The Mole 3

More DVRed Big Brother than the Olympics; Mole 3’s finale up the most from DVR viewers

In mid-August, of the top 10 shows that were DVRed by viewers and watched within one week, there were just two programs: NBC’s coverage of the summer Olympics and CBS’ three broadcasts of Big Brother 10. And The Mole 3‘s finale came in at number 11. Sunday’s Big Brother 10 episode led that week in …

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Nicole was “the fastest quiz taker in The Mole’s history,” also broke a rule

The Mole 3 player Nicole was “the fastest quiz taker in The Mole’s history,” the show’s executive producer Clay Newbill said. That helped her stay in the game, as the finale revealed, especially at the final-four level when she beat Paul by four seconds. The fastest she ever completed the 10-question quiz was 37 seconds, …

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Mark wins The Mole 3 after almost being executed repeatedly; Craig is the mole

After nine episodes, The Mole 3 reached its conclusion, revealing the identities of the mole and the show’s winner. History teacher and soccer coach Mark Lambrecht won the pot of $420,0000 despite almost being eliminated on multiple occasions. His time on the show was “full of near-misses,” host Jon Kelley said, but his “drive to …

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Mole fans plan to send lemons to ABC to save a show that should be allowed to just die

With one episode of the show to go, fans of The Mole are attempting to organize a campaign to save the show by sending lemons to ABC. The show’s producers are already campaigning to save their series because, as ABC’s president told me, the show will likely be cancelled because its ratings have failed to …

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ABC president: If The Mole 3’s ratings don’t improve, it won’t be renewed

The Mole will be cancelled after this season unless its sliding ratings improve, according to ABC’s president. I asked ABC entertainment president Steve McPherson about the show’s future (ironically at a Dancing with the Stars-themed party, as the show’s professional dancers taught TV critics how to dance) and he noted that no decision has been …

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Mole producers say show “could be facing execution at the end of this season”

The producers of ABC’s The Mole 3 have launched their campaign to save the show–but not from being cancelled this season. Instead, they’re trying to ensure that it gets renewed for a fourth non-celebrity season. On an extraordinarily rudimentary and amateurish web site, Scott Stone and Clay Newbill write that “[t]he very future of The …

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