CBS’ Race, Brother finales score high.

CBS’ Race, Brother finales score high.
Tuesday’s three hours of reality TV finales did well for CBS. The Amazing Race 5 earned its highest ratings among people 18 to 49 ever, except for two episodes that trailed Survivor. A total of 12.9 million viewers watched the finale, which “was up about 50% from the Thursday finale for ‘Race 4′ last year,” Variety reports. Earlier in the evening, Big Brother 5 concluded with 10.4 million viewers, “its most watched episode of the season.”

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.