American Idol 2, not Canadian Idol, is most popular show in Canada’s history.

American Idol 2, not Canadian Idol, is most popular show in Canada’s history.
Even with 3.01 million viewers for the finale, Canadian Idol had “400,000 [fewer viewers] than the 3.41 million who tuned in to CTV for the American Idol finale last May. Despite all the hype, more Canadians watched American Idol than Canadian Idol,” The Toronto Sun reports. And despite CTV’s claims to the contrary–”CTV claims the series average of 2.06 million viewers makes it the most-watched, Canadian-produced series ever”–the reality is that “in the ’60s, ’70s and even into the ’80s, (when, to be fair, there was less competition), CBC routinely cracked the two million mark in season average viewing,” according to the paper.

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.