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Survivor 3 Ratings Now Rivaling Those Of Survivor 2


By Reality TV World staff, 01/06/2002 

Now that "Survivor: Africa" is drawing to a close, the reality-based show is finally starting to get a boost in ratings. The series finally managed to reach numbers matching last season's "Survivor: The Australian Outback." Thursday's (Jan. 3) episode pulled the "Survivor's" highest ratings since the premiere of its third season.

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Over 21.3 million viewers tuned in to watch the Moto Maji members vote off Teresa and pare down to the final four players. That's an increase of over 2 million viewers from last week's episode and an increase of 1.5 million over the show's season-to-date average. Among adults 18-49, the show pulled an 8.7 rating/ 20.

"Survivor" not only beat a repeat of "Friends" in viewers for only the second time this season ("Survivor's" 20.2 vs. "Friends'" 16.7), but it also beat football's Rose Bowl (19.0 million from 8-8:30 p.m.), according to Nielsen final national data.


Source: Zap2It.com

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