this week’s Amish in the City “retained 100% of last week’s total audience.”

this week’s Amish in the City “retained 100% of last week’s total audience.”
In a press release so full of numbers it makes my brain hurt, UPN announced that Amish in the City “posted week-to-week ratings increases in adults 18-34 (1.7/6 v. 1.5/6) and adults 18-49 (1.8/6 v. 1.7/6), and retained 100% of last week’s total audience (4.0mil).” I’ll translate: the same number of people watched, but more of the type of people who advertisers (and thus networks) like better tuned in. More translation: The viewer hemorrhage that took place after the first episode, which drew 5.4 million people, didn’t continue, which is good news. Also of note, the series “built dramatically in the second half hour in total viewers (4.2mil vs. 3.7mil), adults 18-34 (2.0/7 v. 1.5/6) and adults 18-49 (2.0/6 v. 1.6/6).” In English, that likely means something better was on another network during the first half-hour, and people stopped at UPN when that show ended and they started channel surfing.

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.