Amish in the City gives UPN its best Wed. ratings (5.4 million) since 2001.

Amish in the City gives UPN its best Wed. ratings (5.4 million) since 2001.
On Wednesday, 5.4 million people tuned in to watch two hours of Amish in the City on UPN. That’s “the network’s best Wednesday performance since November 2001,” reports, and “more than double what UPN has averaged on Wednesday nights this summer.” Among adults 18 to 49, and among adults 18 to 31, UPN was ahead of all three major networks and The WB, coming in second behind FOX. That network has Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie to thank; The Simple Life 2 was number one in all major demographics. Over on NBC, the finale of Next Action Star came in fifth place, according to Broadcasting and Cable. UPN is repeating Amish in the City tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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.