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Regis Philbin's 'Million Dollar Password': A summer ratings winner

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We haven’t even begun to see all the reality shows that’ll air on the broadcast networks this summer (like the return of Big Brother on July 13!), but some surprise victors — like a 76-year-old man — have already emerged. The Regis Philbin-hosted Million Dollar Password is the most popular new reality show on broadcast TV this summer, averaging a whopping 10.2 million viewers. CBS’ remake of the ’60 game show has been beating Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen, which is the second most popular reality program at 9.5 million.

Here’s a look at how other summer series are doing so far: So You Think You Can Dance (9.5 million viewers),  Nashville Star (6.7 million), Celebrity Circus (6.5 million), The Bachelorette (6.4 million), Fear Itself (5.1 million), and The Mole (4.3 million).