did Constantine’s fans affect Idol ratings?

did Constantine’s fans affect Idol ratings?
The ratings for American Idol 4‘s Tuesday night episode were down slightly. Did the scandal hurt viewership? Did a particularly powerful episode of Gilmore Girls air? According to fans of dismissed rocker Constantine Maroulis, it was all them. Broadcasting & Cable says it was “flooded with e-mails from Maroulis fans saying it was their protest.” One fan wrote, “The real reason is that Constantine fans on various websites including the Fox message boards held a boycott of American Idol [tuesday night] night in protest of the unfair elimination of Constantine Maroulis.” The real question would be how many of those fans are Nielsen households, and the answer is apparently “not many.” That’s because the show’s ratings rebounded Wednesday night, improving slightly over the previous week’s Wednesday episode.

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.