Two Challenge alumni have returned to their native TV program! Bayleigh Dayton and Da’Vonne Rogers are appearing on the All Stars season of Big Brother. Bayleigh appeared on season 20 originally, only migrating to The Challenge in 2020 for Total Madness. Da’Vonne appeared on seasons 17 and 18, later appearing on Final Reckoning and War of the Worlds. Both girls did much better on The … Continue reading Bayleigh Dayton & Da’Vonne Rogers Appear on Big Brother 22
Always outspoken, Shane has broken his silence on The Challenge. Since being on Final Reckoning, he hasn’t really been a huge social media presence. He has Instagram, but it’s more of a personal account than a Challenge account. But when Shane talks, he spills tea and doesn’t hold back. This time he’s calling out The Challenge for favoring Bananas’s alliances and for not treating the … Continue reading Shane Calls Out Production for Discrediting Women, Casting “Side Pieces.”
On Total Madness, nine people made it to the final. Two people won, and viewers saw two separate races: day 1 and day 2. Total Madness took the final into a cold climate, something fairly unique, but we’ve seen it in the past. Rewatch Battle of the Exes or Free Agents (all on CBS All Access now!!) and you’ll see them trekking through snow during … Continue reading Is it Time to Reevaluate Final Challenges?
We’re deep in the weeds. Only hardcore fans watch these behind the scenes shows. The Reunion was viewed by 487,000 people and received a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It was the seventh highest rated cable show of the evening. Don’t worry, these episode are pure bonus. Everything else from the season performed well. This is OK for an extra episode. … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Reunion Pt. 2 Ratings
Another Challenge apology tour has begun. This time, it’s Rogan. In 2012 he posted two tweets where he used the n-word. In one tweet he quotes Pulp Fiction, in the other he mentioned rapping along to Drake, only realizing how frequently the n-word is used once he said it. On Challenge Mania, Rogan acknowledged the tweets, stating his intent was not to be racist. He … Continue reading Rogan O’Connor Apologizes for Old Tweets With Racial Language
The real show is over. How did the reunion perform? The Reunion was viewed by 784,000 people and received a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It was the highest rated cable show of the evening. Lower than any other episode this season, which is typical of a reunion, but still #1. That’s great! Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Reunion Ratings
Coming to you from an exotic Zoom chat, we have the Total Madness reunion! Hosted by Vernon Davis. Jenny doesn’t consider herself a champion. She says you need to win a handful of times to be called a “Champion.” Obviously she’s unaware of Champs. vs. Stars. Bananas was worried he’d never see another final again let alone win it. Bayleigh confirmed she sprained her knee … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Everything Important from the Reunion
Now that the season is over, we’re left to discuss the best Challengers and the top moments from Total Madness. The backdrop of this season may become diminished over time, but production chose to throw the cast in a cold bunker with no sunlight and poor plumbing. Unlike The Island, where the setting was the challenge, the bunker was just a mechanism of driving the … Continue reading Total Madness: Was the Bunker Necessary?
Over the past two seasons, we’ve come to know Jenny West on The Challenge. She’s incredibly sweet, understanding of others, able to celebrate the successes of others, and on the show to compete. Sure, she’s made some bad moves in the game, but people have committed worse crimes. Because she comes across as such a nice person, I was happy to see her win. If … Continue reading Jenny West: Most Predictable Winner We’ve Seen in Ages
With seven rings comes a lot of speculation. Fans, spoiler accounts, and cast members have been discussing the idea that this season was rigged for Bananas to win since the cast had been discovered. Please keep in mind, this is a collection of speculation that had existed independently from me. I am not confirming nor denying the claims, but there are some facts and a … Continue reading Was Total Madness Rigged for Bananas to Win?
The end is here. How did the season end? Episode 16 was viewed by 977,000 people and received a 0.56 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It was the highest rated cable show of the evening. A strong ending for a season that performed well. Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Episode 16 Ratings
The final is here! Rather than a top five moments, this is going to be a highlight reel. The top moment is the final, so enjoy the recap. The cast shows up dressed in their parkas and snow pants. It’s going to be a cold one. 9,000 feet of elevation and twelve miles through the snow. Day one: Competitors must ski through the snow and … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Top Moments from Episode 16