Survivor Amazon was most-watched show with its highest ratings in a year.

Survivor Amazon was most-watched show with its highest ratings in a year.
Last week Survivor Amazon was watched by 23.33 million viewers, making that episode both the number one show last week and the “franchise’s biggest audience in a year,” the LA Times reports. Reality TV shows did well overall last week; every network’s number one show was a reality TV show. That included the finale of I’m a Celebrity–Get Me Out of Here on ABC, which was watched by 11 million viewers. ABC’s The Family didn’t do as well; its debut “premiered down at 51, attracting just 9 million” viewers, E! Online reports. American Idol 2‘s two episodes were the third and fourth most popular shows last week with around 18 million viewers each.

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.