This week we had the first Champion elimination AND we saw both a challenge and an elimination.
Was this good for the ratings? Episode 7 was viewed by 860,000 people and received a rating of 0.52 in the 18-49 demographic. Just for reference, Stranded with a Million Dollars was viewed by 406,000 people and received a 0.21 rating in the 18-489 demo.
This is a nice increase in ratings! The Champs are helping the show it seems.