American Idol still on top; The Mole 2 moves into third place.

American Idol still on top; The Mole 2 moves into third place.
American Idol had its highest audience yet on Tuesday; it was watched by 10.5 million viewers. ABC came in second for the evening among viewers 18 to 49, boosted by The Mole 2, which was watched by a half million more viewers than last week, bringing its total to 7.8 million viewers; that helped it move up to third place in its time slot.

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.

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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.