American Idol debut wins its hour; audience grows for second ep.

American Idol debut wins its hour; audience grows for second ep.
The debut of American Idol brought good ratings news for FOX: the first episode brought in 9.9 million viewers, with 2 million more viewers tuning in for the second episode on Wednesday.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.