Survivor: China by Monty Brinton/CBS Survivor: China by Monty Brinton/CBS

The season premiere of Survivor: China delivered 15.12 million viewers, good enough to be [ faint praise alert] the night's most-watched program and the No. 1 performer in all key demographics. That said, it was down 15 percent from the previous opener for Cook Islands, which apparently was the [ law of diminishing returns alert] least-watched Survivor premiere ever.

Elsewhere, if only to pad this item so it's deep enough to hold a photo, an encore of the Beauty and the Geek season premiere drew 1.8 mil. I actually got my wife to check it out with me, and it's a cute show! Loved the gal who rationalized that her fake boobs will pay for themselves in drinks bought for her.