More ratings news to start with. As you read last week, Emily’s premiere episode got 8.2 million viewers. This week? 7.7 million. So any talk that Emily’s season was gonna blow previous seasons away was nonsense. However, that number will rise the rest of the season and probably hover in the mid 8 millions, with the finale reaching probably close to 9 million or so. The second and third episodes are usually a drop from the first because the average viewer checks out the first episode because they want to see all the contestants, then they go away from the show for a couple weeks because there’s still too many guys left and they don’t know who’s who. Then once the numbers start dwindling down, they tune back in again. Happens every seasons. All ABC cares about is winning that Women 18-54 demographic, which they did once again this past Monday. Overall viewers is nice and fun to compare to previous seasons, but it’s not the determining factor at all in how it’s doing with its core audience.
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So how’d you like the first three paragraphs of Kalon’s memoir I posted on Tuesday? Pretty good stuff, but as I told you, it only gets worse. Now, quite a few of you wanted to read all of it, but seriously, that thing is 10 pages long on Microsoft Word, and it really would’ve dominated the whole column. However, I was made aware of a solution. Apparently some guy that went to high school with Kalon has a website called www.thegivingsteve.com(no, it’s not me), where he enjoys making fun of the douchelicker that is Kalon McMahon. On his site, there’s now a link to a Facebook page entitled “Kalon’s Memoir”, that you can see by clicking here.. This is the exact same memoir that was sent to me a couple months ago in all its grammatically butchered glory. Not to mention zero paragraph breaks. So have fun trying to read it without going blind. It sure bottles up the true essence of Kalon Joseph Reid McMahon. Thanks for the insight into your privileged life, Kalon. We appreciate it.
You know how I’ve said for years that one of the biggest things I would change about this show is just to let the exited contestants actually speak their minds and tell us what really happened on the show? Well, we all know that would never happen because then the show would be exposed for being the farce that it is, but, when you get exit interviews like the one Joe gave to the media this past week, they should really start re-considering it. Tell me if you’ve ever seen a worse, more boring, uninformative, and completely waste of time for an interview than the conference call Joe did with the media this past week. I mean, we’re all aware that these people usually offer nothing good up anyway, but Joe took it to the extreme levels of nothing-ness. My God, the reporters questions were longer than his answers. And yet, no questions about Kathleen Gardiner for Joe. Shocking. You can read some of the interview here.
ABC has released 5 clips from Monday’s episode which were then posted on www.Zap2it.com. Here they are:
Hey, I guess if things don’t possibly work out with Emily, at least Sean has back up and can get with her friend Wendy. Geez Wendz, don’t make it too obvious you want to ravish his body:
Nothing all too exciting about Chris and Emily scaling a building that’s maybe 3 stories high. Jake and Vienna and Jason and Molly bungee jumping aren’t impressed by this:
I’m kinda disappointed that Dolly showed up in the middle of this. I really would’ve liked to have seen Arie and Emily craft a love song. I’m sure it would’ve been magical:
I’m guessing this is about the point where Emily’s eyes were finally opened regarding Kalon. Funny how at the beginning of the clip she’s all into him, and by the end, even she can see what a toolbox he is:
As Ron Burgundy would say, “Take it easy, Alessandro. Why don’t you sit this next one out? Stop talking for a while.”