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'Splash' Producer Eyeworks Buys Finnish Shingle

The Dutch format group behind the ABC celebrity diving show will acquire Nordisk Film TV Finland, rebranding it Eyeworks Finland.      //

Splash's Rory Bushfield: I Came in with an Advantage

Splash crowned its first winner Tuesday and Rory Bushfield walked away with the Crystal Splash trophy (yes, that's what it's called). The extreme freestyle skier and his insane acrobatics, not to mention ruptured eardrum, emphatically beat out Drake Bell and runner-up Nicole Eggert , who suffered a nasty and literal backflop into the water on her final dive. "It was up to the fans [to vote for the winner], so you never know what's going to happen," Bushfield tells "But Nicole was pretty badass. She went for that double and almost had it." See whate else Bushfield, had to say about his victory, if Bell was really calling him out and doing the show for his late wife , pioneering freestyle skier Sarah Burke. //

TV ratings: 'Grimm' stays strong Tuesday as 'The Voice' and 'NCIS' drop

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, May 7, 2013Week two of "Grimm's" Tuesday-night run brought more solid ratings for the show, which improved a little over last week in viewers and was pretty steady in adults 18-49.The night's two biggest shows, "The Voice" and "NCIS," were both down from last week, but both retained their leads in the 18-49 demo and total viewers, respectively. The season finale of "Splash" was up a little bit for ABC, while the "Hart of Dixie" finale was on par with last week. "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" were also up a little.CBS brought in 12.4 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/13 share in households Tuesday night, topping NBC (9.4 million, 5.9/9) by about 3 million viewers. ABC (7.7 million, 5.1/8) came in third. FOX grabbed fourth with 4 million viewers and a 2.5/4. The CW (950,000, 0.7/1) trailed.NBC led all three hours in adults 18-49 and finished the night... //

SPOILER ALERT: 'Splash' Season 1 winner revealed!

Celebrity diving series "Splash" came to a close on Tuesday night, with extreme skier Rory Bushfield taking home the grand prize. Bushfield struggled in the beginning of the show, since as a skier, he's been taught never to land on his head -- an important skill when one is going into a pool head-first. Ultimately, he overcame his physical obstacles, including a painful ruptured eardrum. He was driven by the memory of his wife, freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died last January after a crash in Park City, Utah. "Sarah was my dream girl before she knew who I was," he said on the show. "A lot of the craziest things I ever did were just kind of to impress Sarah." While Bushfield was the winner, ABC was not. The show, which featured London Olympic U.S. gold medalist David Boudia and Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive team director Steve Foley as judges, didn't fare... //

Splash Finale Sneak Peek: Look Who's Back!

It's time for one last pool party! Splash 's season finale on Tuesday (8/7c, ABC) won't just feature the final three — extreme skier Rory Bushfield , Baywatch babe Nicole Eggert and Drake & Josh 's Drake Bell — hitting the water ... //

TV ratings: 'Grimm' solid in Tuesday debut, 'NCIS' rises and 'The Voice' falls

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, April 30, 2013A two-hour edition of "The Voice" Tuesday was down some from last week's one-hour show, but it still carried NBC to a win in the 18-49 demographic for the night. It also provided a good platform for "Grimm," which debuted in the 10 o'clock timeslot with its best numbers since October.Also Tuesday, "NCIS" was up over last week for CBS, although "NCIS: LA" fell. "Dancing With the Stars" took a tumble for ABC, which also saw "Splash" erode further. On the upside, though, Diane Sawyer's interview with Amanda Knox scored decent numbers at 10 p.m. "Hart of Dixie" improved over last week for The CW.CBS averaged 12.8 million viewers and an 8.2 rating/13 share in households for the night, leading second-place NBC (9.75 million, 6.1/10) by about 3 million viewers. ABC (7.8 million, 5.3/8) came in third. FOX was a distant fourth at 3.9 million viewers and a... //

Splash: The Story Behind Those Ridiculous Theme Songs

Few things are more pleasing to our ears than Splash 's hilarious personalized contestant walkout songs . And few things are more surprising to Splash supervising producer/in-house lyricist Rick Austin than the growing demand for them. Get the scoop on 39 must-see finales "It's kind of crazy how much people love them," Austin tells "ABC had to start putting them up online  [after each person's elimination]. The funny thing to us is that people might have them on their iPods, like they're actually real songs. You get ... //

'Splash': Nicole Eggert hospitalized after on-set injury

Who knew that joining "Splash" would be the most dangerous job in Hollywood?The ABC reality show adds another injured cast member to its growing list with a report from TMZ that Nicole Eggert was hospitalized on Thursday (April 18) after a dive went very wrong while taping the show.Sources tell the outlet that the former "Baywatch" star was attempting a dive that included multiple backflips when something went wrong and she back-flopped in the water. The impact was said to have looked so painful that on-site EMTs rushed to pull Eggert out of the pool. She was taken to a nearby hospital.Luckily, she didn't break any bones, but doctors were concerned that she may have suffered internal injuries from the fall, monitoring her kidneys, specifically. Eggert was released from the hospital after only a few hours.Beyond Eggert's accident, the show has taken a toll on its cast. Chelsea Handler's sidekick Chuy Bravo left the competition... //

Katherine Webb Quits 'Splash' Due To Back Injury

Model Katherine Webb's fledgling diving career is over. The Miss Alabama beauty queen was forced to quit celebrity diving series "Splash" after sustaining a back injury. Read More... //

TV ratings: 'The Voice' scores more gains while 'Ready for Love' falls Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, April 16, 2013"The Voice" put up its best Tuesday numbers of the season, rising three-tenths of a point over last week's fast national rating in adults 18-49 and adding about 800,000 viewers. It scored the night's biggest audience in both measures.Also Tuesday, the "Dancing With the Stars" results show on ABC, "Hell's Kitchen" on FOX and "Hart of Dixie" on The CW were all up a little. On the flip side, ABC's "Splash" and NBC's "Ready for Love" both dropped, with "Ready for Love" losing a staggering 67 percent of its lead-in in adults 18-49 and more than 70 percent of the total audience. "Body of Proof" and "Golden Boy" were flat.Despite airing reruns in two of its three hours, CBS still led the night in viewers with 9.8 million and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households. ABC (8.9 million, 5.9/9) came in second. NBC (6.8 million, 4.3/7) finished third,... //