wedding watched by more people in the US than Princess Diana’s wedding.

wedding watched by more people in the US than Princess Diana’s wedding.
Trista and Ryan’s Bachelorette wedding was watched by 17.1 million viewers, about 100,000 more than watched Princess Diana marry Charles. The royal wedding aired on all three networks but was still only seen by 17 million, which was “the largest audience ever to watch televised nuptials,” the Daily News reports. Still, that wedding did air in the US at, oh, 5 a.m., and that was also in 1981, when people didn’t have two TVs in every room. Trista and Ryan’s wedding cost $4 million; USA TODAY breaks down the cost. Their cake was $15,000 and had seven layers; and they had a mere 30,000 ivory and pink roses.

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.