American Idol ratings “the big entertainment story of the week.”

American Idol ratings “the big entertainment story of the week.”
The debut episodes of American Idol “delivered the week’s top two scores for entertainment programs in both adults 18-49 and 18-34, boosting Fox to second for the week in these categories,” according to Reuters, which calls the show’s ratings and total number of viewers (9.85 million Tuesday, 11.24 million Wednesday) “the big entertainment story of the week.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

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.