Hey, look for me tomorrow night as I’ll be on national television. Well, sort of. I’m heading to CA in the morning because it my niece Olivia’s birthday on Friday. I’m taking her to the Angel/Yankee game tomorrow evening and saw that it’s the ESPN Wednesday night Game of the Week. We’ll be in the first row down the left field line between third base and the foul pole. Lets hope there are a ton of foul balls hit our way and the camera pans to us. Don’t even get me started on the fact that Olivia is turning 11. That’s just ridiculous to me. I swear she was 2 like a month ago. I’m amazed at how fast she’s grown up and how different it is now with her than it was even a couple years ago. Sure, I’m the uncle that visits every few months, but I realize that sooner rather than later, I will be uncool to her. That’ll suck. At least lets get through next months visit for her Xmas present from last year as I’m taking her to the Taylor Swift concert at Staples Center. That should be a blast. Probably more so for me than it is for her. No joke.
Ratings are in from last night, and the show pretty much held steady from last week. Last week it drew 6.6 million viewers with a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, this week it was 6.6 million with a 1.9 rating. Last season, episode 7 with Andi drew 6.3 million and a 1.8 rating. So Kaitlyn’s season continues to do a little bit better on their weekly ratings.
Nell Kalter’s RHOC recap talking all things housewives. I may be speaking without knowing here, but aren’t some of the women on these shows not even housewives? Like, don’t you have to be married to be considered a housewife or am I totally out of date with today’s terminology. Whatever. Go read her column. It’s funny. And also, on the next page, we will have an interview that our “Big Brother” recapper Scott Ottersen did with last year’s winner Derrick. Check it out.
Chris Harrison’s blogs are now up. First, in his weekly interview with TVGuide.com he talks about how they “flew by the seat of their pants” on Kaitlyn’s season and didn’t plan on changing the format. Hmmmm, not sure I buy that one but I don’t know if we’ll ever get our answer. In his Yahoo blog, he said more of the same, but with less detail, so a bit dumb.
Did you see this little piece written by Nikki Delventhal from Chris’ season? Since Nikki was barely on, there weren’t many dates for her to talk about, so she recapped her group date when they had the relay races with farm animals. It’s always fun to see when contestants recap their days events while on the show. Well, it is as long as it stays up and some producer doesn’t go to them and tell them to take it down. So lets hope for Nikki’s sake that doesn’t happen. Good little insight to what happened that day.
I’m sure a lot of you watched “Celebrity Family Feud” this past weekend with the “Bachelor vs DWTS” battle. It was only promoted 841 times on Twitter so it was pretty impossible to miss. I haven’t watched Family Feud in years, but used to watch it all the time growing up. They’re totally easing up on the questions for this celebrity version, right? This is ridiculous. I remember watching back in the day, and for a family to get the 200 points in the final round, that happened maybe like once a week. And that was a big deal. They’ve had two weeks of “Celebrity Family Feud,” basically four half-hour episodes, and ALL FOUR have ended up winning the $25,000 for their charity. 4-for-4. Sorry, that doesn’t happen unless they want it to. These questions in the final round are soooooo much easier than they used to be. However with that said, Catherine getting 194 points was unbelievable. Has ANYONE in the history of the show ever gotten that many in the final round? No way. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone get like more than 150 or something. Holy crap. She’s like the greatest player ever. I’m still amazed by that. Four of the five questions she had the #1 answer? Wow.
Did you see the first BIP promo that ran at the end of the show last night? If you missed it, click here. Granted, they didn’t show any clips from the upcoming season, but now they have the raccoon talking back to Clare. So dumb. I have no idea what’s gonna happen this season in regards to Clare’s edit, but I can pretty much guarantee you if they’re already centering their first promo around an edited conversation she had last season with a raccoon, you can bet your ass this season we’ll get footage of her talking with some animal. Bank on it.
As for “Bachelor in Paradise,” I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Lacy and Marcus got married down there at the beginning of filming. I had not heard of that so that was news to me as it broke over the weekend. I’m guessing that’s why BIP is a two night premiere on Sunday, August 2nd and Monday August 3rd. They need to give time to showing their wedding. Chris Harrison officiated it, family and friends were flown out for it, and it was basically a cash grab. Remember, these two not only get a wedding a ring paid for, but they also each get paid separately to have it televised, so yeah, of course that’s why they did it. These two will actually have a real reception where other close friends can attend in the near future. No, I’m not buying them a present because as I’ve said for years, it’s only for couples that make it from the “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette.” BIP is a completely different animal and a different setting. But congrats to them for actually making it. There. That’s what I gave them. A congratulations.
As for the spoilers, well, you will be getting those shortly. My goal was to post them before I leave for CA tomorrow. We’ll see. Still some loose ends I need to tie up but hopefully they’ll come through and you’ll have them tomorrow. If not, next week after I get back for sure. So keep your fingers crossed.
And finally, this week’s poll question came to me after watching Shawn whine and bitch his way through last night’s episode. Vote now: