despite last place debut, Surreal Life 2 debut sets record ratings for The WB.

despite last place debut, Surreal Life 2 debut sets record ratings for The WB.
Despite coming in last during its time slot, The Surreal Life 2 debut “posted impressive ratings for the WB, even setting network records in a few demographic categories” and “was a rare bit of good news for a network that has suffered an alarming drop-off this season in young viewers, an audience it typically owns,” The Contra Costa Times reports. Those numbers may or may not have been hurt by the series’ “extra character”–Ron Jeremy’s 9.75-inch penis–which Eric Estrada tells he saw. Trishelle, however, didn’t see it. Maybe that’s because she was too busy hooking up with Andy Dick.

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.