FOX wins week for the first time thanks to Joe M. and American Idol 2.

FOX wins week for the first time thanks to Joe M. and American Idol 2.
For the first time in the history of the network, FOX has won the week–without the help of sports and in the regular season. That’s due largely to Joe Millionaire, last week’s sixth most popular show, and American Idol 2‘s two episodes, last week’s third and fifth most popular shows. Still, the top two shows last week were still scripted shows, CSI and Friends, and ER was fourth.
+ also: Monday’s ratings for Joe Millionaire were “a series high.”

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.