one-fourth of Wed. audience watched Big Brother 3 or American Idol; Mole has best demo numbers yet.

Big Brother 3, American Idol get 25% of Wed. audience; Mole has best night.
Last Wednesday, one-quarter of the viewing audience at 9 p.m. were watching either American Idol or the debut of Big Brother 3, which tied for 14th place in the week’s ratings. On Thursday, Big Brother 3 came in first among viewers 25 to 54, but was behind NBC in viewers 18 to 49. Also, last Tuesday, The Mole 2 scored its highest numbers yet in the 18 to 49 demographic, and was seen by 7.3 million viewers.

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.