sweeps success Top Model is “a monster,” helps UPN beat The WB.

sweeps success Top Model is “a monster,” helps UPN beat The WB.
One of the biggest successes during February sweeps was UPN’s America’s Next Top Model 2, which reached “an all-time high of 7.6 million [viewers] last week and taking down WWE Smackdown! as the netlet’s signature show,” E! Online reports. Although other reality and scripted shows easily beat those ratings, for UPN, they’re phenomenal. CBS’ Leslie Moonves, who also oversees UPN, said, “Top Models has turned into a monster.” (Psst: Someone in PR tell him it’s singular: model.) E! says Top Model “should help UPN edge the WB in the sweeps among total viewers.”

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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