30-second ads on Survivor cost $418,750; Bachelor 2 charges $136,334.

30-second ads on Survivor cost $418,750; Bachelor 2 charges $136,334.
The Futon Critic has compiled a ranked list of the “average price of a 30-second ad for fall 2002″ TV shows. The list includes the prices for the three current network reality TV shows’ ads. Survivor Thailand ads cost $418,750, landing the show in third place; Friends and ER take the top two spots. At number 34, ABC’s The Bachelor 2 is the second most expensive reality TV show at $136,334 for a 30-second spot. Behind it is The Amazing Race 3 at number 61; its 30-second ads cost $96,112.

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.