Queer Eye, Boy Meets Boy finale set records for Bravo, beat network TV.

Queer Eye, Boy Meets Boy finale set records for Bravo, beat network TV.
Last week’s episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and the finale of Boy Meets Boy not only set new records for Bravo, but also beat “all but one regular broadcast program in its 10 p.m. slot in the key 18-49 age group demographic,” Reuters reports. Boy Meets Boy‘s 1.62 million viewers “was the cable network’s highest-rated show ever except for” episodes of Queer Eye, which “drew 3.35 million total viewers, only the second time Bravo has broken the 3 million mark,” and was also “rated higher than any other show on advertising-supported cable and every broadcast show except an NBC repeat of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.'”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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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.